Mr. Michael Kirby BApSc MSc


17 Old Court Place
W8 4PL


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Easter Revision courses

Ashbourne offers a great selection of half-day Easter Revision courses for A level and GCSE.

Courses run over five days in morning (10am – 1pm) or afternoon (2–5pm) sessions, except GCSE Science which is a full-day course.

Our courses take place over a three-week period during the Easter holidays:
Week 1 – Monday 1st April – Friday 5th April
Week 2 – Monday 8th April – Friday 12th April
Week 3 – Monday 15th April – Friday 19th April

Please contact us to find out which courses are running and to apply: Easter Revision, or 020 7937 3858 or via the website.

Top university speakers advise Ashbourne students

Ashbourne students got the chance to hear speakers from some of the UK’s top universities including Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh, London’s King’s College, LSE, UCL and Imperial College, and Exeter, Ravensbourne, UAL and Surrey, at an Ashbourne event this February to help students make successful university applications.

Students also received expert guidance and advice from Ashbourne’s Year 13 Deputy Heads, Amy Youngman and Sean Pillai, on how the university application process works, getting the best out of open days, how to write the perfect personal statement and developing a great reference.

Ashbourne students start to discuss and learn about their university application as early as possible so they can feel confident when sending their application through to UCAS. Each student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor, working closely with the Director of Studies Lee Kirby, who will guide them through every stage of the process as well as weekly group sessions.

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Ashbourne student wins Best Short Film at Moving Image Awards 2018

Ashbourne student Charli Eglinton has won Best Short Film at the WJEC EDUQAS Moving Image Awards 2018 for her production of ‘8’.

The Moving Image Awards is a national competition, designed in partnership with the British Film Institute, that recognises and rewards talented young filmmakers from across the UK.

Watch the video here:

Ashamed of being the eldest son of a 1920’s mafia family, Ed has run away to start a new life alone, but doesn’t plan on his younger brother, Valentin, tracking him down, plunging Ed back into the mafia realm … just not in a way either of them expect. (‘8’ is an excerpt from a longer feature.)

“I animated the film using photoshop and a graphic tablet, recoloured on Premier Pro and then edited together on Imovie. I composed an original score for the film which I recorded and fully orchestrated using Logic Pro. The voiceovers were performed by myself and a friend.” – Charlotte Eglinton

Charli graduated from Ashbourne in 2018. She was a scholarship student who stood out for her outstanding academic performance. She achieved 3 A grades in A level Music, Film and English Literature at Ashbourne.

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About Ashbourne

Ashbourne is amongst the best colleges for A levels and GCSEs in London. We offer high quality tuition coupled with an informal and friendly atmosphere allowing every student to feel happy, confident and able to reach their full potential.

Strong exam results

Ashbourne students consistently achieve excellent exam results keeping the college in the two top of the league tables for similar private sixth forms. These results are truly a credit to our ambitious, determined and hard working students and the dedication and professionalism of our teachers.

Individual attention

Students are taught in small group, tutorial-style classes and benefit from plenty of personal attention in and out of the classroom. Students are able to tailor their timetable to their interests thanks to a wide choice of subjects on offer. We believe that this combination of personal attention and quality tuition enables our students to realise their academic potential.

Excellent pastoral care

Ashbourne encourages and supports its students to become independent and self-reliant both academically and personally. We offer excellent support through our personal tutoring system and promote positive and inclusive relations between all students, teachers and staff. We also offer a wide range of clubs, activities and trips that are very popular with our students.

Outstanding university preparation

Ashbourne students are personally guided through every step of their university application process by an experienced and dedicated UCAS tutor.

We organise visits to local universities including UCL, Imperial College, King’s College and LSE, and invite representatives from UK universities, including Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh, to speak with our students at the college.

Ashbourne has specialised university application programmes for medicine, engineering and Oxbridge.

More than 50% of our graduates go on to study at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.


Ashbourne offers a broad range of A level and GCSE subjects and courses:

Superb location

Ashbourne is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of London next to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. It is also ideally located for students to easily access a wide range of world-famous cultural attractions including museums, theatres, art galleries and libraries.

cife Scholarships

The Ashbourne Scholarship Programme offers a limited number of scholarships, ranging from 10% to 100%, to gifted and talented students in Music, Drama and English Literature.

Charli Eglinton was awarded a 40% music scholarship at Ashbourne, from 2016 to 2018, for her outstanding academic performance and talent. She achieved 3 A grades in Music, Film Studies and English Literature. She also won the WJEC Edaqas Moving Image Awards for Best Short Film 2018 for an exceptional film she created as part of her A level Film Studies course at Ashbourne. She is very excited to be working at a film production company that resonates with her many creative interests in writing, film production and musicals.