• Ashbourne College main building

  • Young Street premises

  • Kensington Court premises

Location, Facilities and Accommodation

Ashbourne is fortunate to have a wonderful location in a quiet street close to Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. It benefits from this beautiful setting as well as the easy access to such cultural sites as the Royal Albert Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ashbourne’s main building at Old Court Place is fully equipped for A level study.

There is wireless, broadband Internet access throughout the college and a full range of learning resources. The laboratories are modern and well-equipped for all the Science subjects the college offers. The Film room contains digital video and audio facilities for recording and editing. These facilities enable students to work on creative publishing, graphic design and computer animation projects. Visual Arts and the GCSE department are housed at our building in Young Street, two
minutes’ walk from Old Court Place. We also have a facility dedicated to Drama in our nearby premises at 47 Kensington Court.

Ashbourne has a list of suppliers who have provided accommodation and guardianship for Ashbourne students over many years. Ashbourne has no dedicated accommodation and is not a boarding school.

Types of Accommodation

Nearby are several hostels where students from Ashbourne and other colleges reside. Students may also choose to stay with a host family where they can study whilst experiencing life as part of an English family. The college has about 50 students who live in these types of accommodation, with almost equal numbers in hostels and homestays.

Suppliers of Accommodation and Guardianship

Parents, students or guardians may use this list to arrange accommodation but must deal directly with these suppliers or make their own arrangements. Ashbourne does not inspect the accommodation offered by the providers and does not make any claim or guarantee as to the standard or safety of the premises listed. Nonetheless, we receive very few complaints about these providers and generally feedback has been very positive

Activities and Events

Cultural Visit to Europe

Every year, students are offered a chance to visit a major European city during the Spring half-term, enhancing students’ appreciation of the European cultural heritage of art, architecture, music and drama. In recent years, the college has visited Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Vienna amongst others.

Special Events

Recent special events arranged by Ashbourne have included:
Art gallery trips
Christmas Revue
Cirque du Soleil Shows
Go Karting
Laser Tag
Maths Competition
Musical Theatre
Sushi Night
Tour of London for new students
Various theatre trips in London

Extra-curricular Clubs

Extra-curricular activities have always been integral to the Ashbourne ethos, providing a platform for the varied talents and interests of the college’s vibrant student body. In recent years, the activities programme has been expanded to feature numerous clubs, trips and social events.

8-a-side football
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Astrophysics club
Badminton club
Chess club
Critical Theory seminars
Debating club
Drama club
Fashion club
Film club
French club
Italian club
Japanese club
LGBTQ+ club
Meditation and Mindfulness club
Model United Nations
Music Improvisation club
Netball club
Programming club
Spanish club

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