At Lansdowne College we aim to instil a love of learning in our students and prepare them for life beyond school. Located a short distance from the fashionable Portobello Road Market, we take time to understand what motivates them and believe that all students should be encouraged to excel. Our comprehensive range of A-level, GCSE and Foundation courses, and expert teaching, provides students with the best possible learning environment
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Bordering Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, Bayswater and Notting Hill have a village feel and yet are only minutes from the sights and sounds of Westminster. Together they offer a diverse range of cultures and cuisines, more varied than any other area of central London. The tree-lined streets lend a welcoming and homely quality unique to this corner of the city. Less than 200m away is green and leafy Hyde Park: a luxurious haven of quiet and relaxation in the centre of the city. Hyde Park provides visitors with an escape from the urban buzz and ensures that residents and visitors alike can think calmly and breathe cleanly.
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Name of Director: Jenny Blaiklock
Address: 11 Carteret Street, London SW1H 9DJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 3667 6640
Application fee: £ 200
International application fee: £ 3000 deposit
Cost of tuition
7 days boarding: £ 9292 - £15950
Day school only cost: £ 5 485-£ 9 700
Needs based aid: Offered
Percentage of students receiving some aid: 20%
Average aid awarded: up to 15%
Percentage of students receiving merit scholarschips: 10%
Average merit scholarschip awarded: Up to 15%
About the school
We offer Lansdowne 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 quickly and easily any time of day.
Dress code: Casual
Number of teachers and their qualifications: Number of teachers and their qualifications: 46. The teachers are highly qualified and experienced, with over 50% holding a degree from a Russell Group university.
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Average class size: 7 (max size 12; Academic English 15)
Social life & attractions
||Alongside academic study, there are a variety of much-anticipated social events, such as the Summer Ball, Student Council, societies, clubs, activity programmes, ski trips, Duke of Edinburgh schemes and a wide range of sports available.
Student Council, Debating Society, Film Appreciation, Photography Club, Computing Society, Games Club and Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Sport and culture
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Sport is an integral part of Lansdowne College life and contributes significantly to the holistic environment that we offer. Students participate in a range of team and individual sports which aids their personal development during their time with us.
The most popular sports include football, netball and table tennis, but the students are also encouraged to try new activities to broaden their horizons with such options as street dance, boxercise and rock climbing.
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Excursions augment and enhance subject tuition, raising students’ cultural and scientific awareness as well as their understanding of the city and country in which they study. Typical local destinations for outings might include the National Gallery, the Museum of London, the Natural History Museum, the Tate Modern, the Imperial War Museum, the Tower of London, the Science Museum and The Globe Theatre.
These visits will occasionally be interspersed with recreational excursions and activities, such as field trips throughout the UK and overseas, ten-pin bowling, ice-skating, rock-climbing, kick-boxing, treasure hunts in London or a visit to the BBC building.
Why Should You Choose this School?
I am delighted to be the new principal of one of London’s oldest and most well established independent colleges. Generations of students have benefitted from the college’s welcoming, supportive and structured atmosphere that has enabled them to achieve success of which they and their parents are justifiably proud.
Students who join us here at Lansdowne relish and respond to being treated as young adults, thriving on the mixture of expert tuition, hard work and pastoral care they experience and enjoy. They benefit from an environment built upon mutual respect between teachers and students that maintains academic rigour and discipline within a college rather than school atmosphere.
Students’ progress is guided and monitored at every step, through one-to-one sessions with a personal tutor, weekly examination practice and a monthly reporting system.
I look forward to welcoming you to our college and to have the opportunity to help you exceed your expectations.
With very best wishes,
Principal Mark Love