Duff Miller 6th Form College is an independent private college based in London providing structured tuition for its students, based on the demands of their exams and closely tailored to the specific needs of the individual. What distinguishes us, as a leading private college and as a community, is an open and supportive atmosphere which encourages students to develop on both academic and personal levels.
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South Kensington provides a prestigious, safe and inspiring environment for our students and is home to some of the UK’s most famous museums and academic institutions. The imposing college building located on Queen’s Gate, opposite Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum, is only a five minute walk from South Kensington underground station.
This area of central London is the cultural heartland of the capital having been established as such by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert in 1851. There are many excellent cafes and restaurants nearby and Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament can be reached within 15 minutes being only four stops away on the underground.
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Name of Director: Jenny Blaiklock
Address: 11 Carteret Street, London SW1H 9DJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 3667 6640
Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling
Application fee: £ 200
International application fee: £ 3000 deposit
Cost of tuition
7 days boarding: £ 9292 - £15950
5 days boarding: £ 5,485-£ 9,700
Percentage of students receiving merit scholarschips: 10%
Average merit scholarschip awarded: 15%
About the school
We offer Duff Miller students the opportunity to live in our luxurious boarding accommodation: Princess Beatrice House in Earl’s Court.
•Single and twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and televisions
•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 access for our students only using electronic swipe key
•CCTV coverage in all public areas
The boarding house is located very centrally and the short travelling times using London’s outstanding public transport system mean you can be in class in 7 minutes!
Dress code: Casual
Number of teachers and their qualifications: Number of teachers and their qualifications 39. More than 50% of the staff at Duff Miller graduated from a Top 10 University.
Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
Average class size: 7 (maximum class size 12; Academic English 15).
Social life & attractions
Activities for Duff Miller students are organised by the Accommodation Team. These include, theatre trips, trips to London landmarks, historical walks, educational tours, and movie and quiz nights.
Sport and culture
Alongside studies at Duff Miller, we encourage students to make use of their complimentary membership at Imperial gym where they can access the indoor pool, gym and squash facilities. There is also an active football team with regular matches and tournaments with other Colleges.
Famous People Who Attended This School
Tom Hardy; James Middleton.
Why Should You Choose this School?
At Duff Miller we strive to create an environment which inspires our students and gives them the confidence and enthusiasm to achieve the highest possible results. Our tuition is structured for our students, based on the demands of their exams and closely tailored to the specific needs of the individual.
Our staff are all graduates and experts in their particular subjects, with many holding degrees from the UK’s top universities including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and UCL. They are practised in meeting the exact expectations of the different exam boards and many have experience of working as examiners, which proves invaluable to our students. They meet the requirements of the syllabus and inspire their students with a passion and excitement for their subjects which we believe is crucial to education at Duff Miller. The traditional values which have been central to Duff Miller’s success for more than sixty years are still relevant today as we enable our students to become involved, focused and independent learners. The sense of community at the college is stronger than ever and no better illustrated than by the excellent rapport that exists between all staff and students.
Principal Christopher Kraft BSc, BPS