Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College
Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom
About Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College
Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, general further education college situated in Kensington, West London. It is an independent school with the option of boarding or day attendance.
The college was founded as Ashbourne Independent College in 1981 and was co-educational from the start. It is a member of the Council for Independent Further Education (CIFE). A smaller than average institution of its type, the college provides 157 places for students between the ages of 13 and 21 when fully subscribed.
Values and vision
Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College has a university-style ethos – a certain informality combined with an adult education approach. It has high aspirations for academic achievement and always inspires an attitude of independence. Students are encouraged to make the most of all opportunities. The college considers its small size to be one of its strengths. It helps all students to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals, regardless of their background or educational starting point.
“Ashbourne Independent College provides an outstanding quality of education and meets its aims effectively. As a result of an outstanding curriculum and outstanding teaching the students make outstanding progress. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding, as is their behaviour. The curriculum is outstanding and meets the needs of the students very effectively. There is a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and new students report that they are made to feel very welcome and everyone is very open and relaxed.”