Lansdowne College

School: Lansdowne College
School Type: ,
Address: Lansdowne College, 40-42 Bark Place, London W2 4AT
Postcode: W2 4AT
Region: London – Inner (London postal codes)
Telephone: 020 7616 4400
Gender: Co-ed
Pupils: 220, Upper sixth 100
Fees: Σ16,750-Σ18,520
Enquiries: Head of Admissions

Founded in 1976, as a co-educational college. It is a single site on a quiet residential street, close to Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill Gate. Most students study AS and A-levels but GCSE courses are also available. Some 15% of students are from overseas. The college looks for students with an eagerness to develop their ability and to learn independently in a college environment. Class sizes are small and every student has a bespoke timetable. A few sports and extra-curricular activities are offered and all the facilities of central London are within easy reach.

School Head: Principal: John Southworth, in post from 2010. Educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s and at the universities of Leicester and Cranfield (engineering & electronics). Previously Director of Co-Curriculuml at the Perse School. Also Chairman Elect of CIFE. Teaching staff: 14 full-time, 30 part-time.
Results: GCSE: 35 pupils in Year 11, gaining at least grade C in an average of 7 subjects (85% of pupils included English, maths, a science, a humanity and a modern language). A-levels: 100 pupils in upper sixth, passing an average of 3 subjects with a final points score of 300.
Furtherhigher: 95% of upper-sixth leavers go on to a degree course (10% after a gap year), 1% to Oxbridge. 5% take courses in medicine, dentistry & veterinary science, 10% in science & engineering, 62% in humanities & social sciences, 5% in art & design, 5% in vocational subjects (eg podiatry, ophthalmology), and 13% in other subjects (eg finance, hospitality).
Sport: Rugby, football, netball, badminton offered. Sport offered to GCSE and A-level. Also silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; skiing trips; several charity events organised by students (eg Comic Relief, Children in Need). Some 5 clubs and societies, eg debating, photography, rugby.