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London’s best sixth form colleges

We were all teenagers once, so we know that it can be a roller-coaster of emotions. The same can be said for a relocation to a new country, which is often as daunting as it is exciting. Imagine having to go through both at the same time.

If you’re moving to London with a child in their early/mid-teens, you’ll want to help them make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The best sixth form colleges in London

Education will play a huge roll in their journey to happiness. That’s why we’ve swatted up on some of the best sixth form colleges in London.

These educational institutions, which represent the final 1-3 years of secondary education, bridge the gap between school and university or the world of work, depending on the students’ chosen path.

1. Brampton College (Hendon)

Brampton College is a co-educational independent day school for students aged between 15 and 19, specialising in A-levels.

It has been the highest achieving sixth form college in London for the last 19 years according to the Department for Education (DfE) and came 3rd nationally in the 2020 DfE performance table. High praise indeed!

2. London Academy of Excellence (Stratford)

The London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is a selective free school sixth form college.

Since being established in 2012, LAE has rapidly developed into one of the UK’s leading state sixth form colleges, consistently achieving some of the best results, not just in London but in the UK. In 2019, 99% of all grades were A*- C, with A the average grade.

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3. Ashbourne College (Kensington)

Founded in 1981, Ashbourne College remains one of the highest performing private sixth form colleges in London.

They pride themselves on their exam success, individual attention and superb location. All of which combines to inspire 54% of its graduates to achieve places at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

4. Newham Sixth Form College (Newham)

Based in the heart of East London, Newham Sixth Form College has an impressive record of achieving outstanding results year-on-year.

Standout A-Level subjects include Computer Science, French, Further Maths and Spanish, in which 100% of students achieved A* – C grades in 2019; while the largest number of A*- A grades were achieved in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths.

5. Westminster City School Sixth Form (Westminster)

Westminster City School is a Christian foundation secondary school for boys, with a mixed sixth form. Just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, it combines a great location with an even better education. As well as delivering academic excellence, its dedicated staff provide students with strong pastoral support and enviable business links.

Looking for some help to choose the best college for your children? Get in touch so we can discuss.

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