Introduction

Lansdowne College is an independent sixth form college renowned for its support for students and excellent results. The college is situated a minute’s walk from Hyde Park on a quiet residential road between Bayswater and Notting Hill Gate. The College is light, spacious and purpose-built for the needs of our students.

Our facilities

The facilities are excellent: there are over twenty classrooms including fully-equipped science, computer and language laboratories; a large and bright art studio and a photographic darkroom; a screening room and a media room; a spacious canteen and a large study centre. This centre provides all students with a modern computer suite complete with Internet and e-mail access, a student photo-copier and a library of magazines and reference materials including past examination papers. Lansdowne also boasts a 200-capacity hall with studio theatre facilities.

Our courses

As well as the normal two-year A-level courses, Lansdowne provides complete A-level (AS and A2) one-year courses in over forty A-level and AS-level subjects. Students may also join Lansdowne for the A2 course in the Upper Sixth or for short retake courses from January to June.

We teach the NCUK International foundation year programme, focusing on Business and Humanities pathways – a well-respected alternative to traditional A-levels.

GCSEs can be taken on a traditional two-year programme or on a more intensive one-year course, with a choice of over twenty subjects.

Teaching

All courses are taught by highly qualified staff who excel in their ability to motivate and communicate with young people. Tuition is in small groups, which is supplemented with tutorial periods, regular supervised study sessions and weekly examination practice in the hall where they will sit their public examinations, so that they are fully prepared for the real thing. Each student is allocated a personal tutor who both monitors and assists their progress and development at Lansdowne, as well as guiding them through their University application process.

Extra-curricular

Academic tuition is augmented by a varied extra-curricular programme: this includes our “learning to learn” workshops, mock interviews, speakers, sporting activities, field and theatre trips and other outings.

Full boarding

We are pleased to introduce full boarding in the heart of London. Our premium facilities include:

  • Over 100 rooms, single and twin, all with en-suite bathrooms
  • Live in supervisors available 24 hours a day to ensure students welfare and safety
  • High speed internet access throughout the building
  • Meals provided 3 times a day
  • Free use of laundry facilities
  • Secure and exclusive access for Lansdowne students using electronic security fobs
  • CCTV coverage in all public areas

The short travelling times using London’s outstanding public transport system mean you can be in class quickly and easily any time of day.

Atmosphere

At Lansdowne, we believe that our students relish and respond to being treated as young adults and enjoy their academic challenge. They thrive on a mixture of expert tuition, hard work and pastoral care and benefit thoroughly from an environment that, whilst maintaining academic rigour and discipline, enjoys a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Tuition Fees : Average £23,500 per year
Type of school : Boarding School
Location : EnglandLondon
Size : 220 students
Features
A-levels
Academic, artistic and sporting extra-curriculum activities
Airport service
Dining hall
GCSEs
Intensive 1-year A levels
Intensive 1-year GCSE
International foundation programme
Resident Houseparents
Resident nurse
Science laboratories
Sixth form
Special diets