Independent School and Sixth Form A Levels College 2018-09-04T10:12:15+00:00

A Levels

Age 16-19

School

Join in year 7, 8 or 9

GCSE

Join year 10 or year 11

Independent School Years 7-11

A Levels Years 12-13

NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY FOR ALL YEAR GROUPS

Bales is an independent GCSE and A Level college located in central west London W10, between Queens Park and Notting Hill.

Students can join us for 1 and 2 year A Level courses, for GCSE courses and for school years 7-9. Students can join in any year group, although most join us for 2 year A Level courses in Year 12 and 2 year GCSE courses in Year 10.

Member of the Independent Schools Association

Bales was inducted into the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA) in September 2016. This process involved:
  • Passing a final inspection by Ofsted
  • Inspection by the ISA
  • Committee approval from ISA
This was a major milestone for us, and shows the fantastic improvements that have been made over the last 5 years by the new leadership team and our outstanding teaching and support staff.
Bales is regulated by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) since September 2016. Up to September 2016 we were regulated by Ofsted.

Our most recent Ofsted inspector (October 2016) included the following comments:

“Schemes of work are detailed and there is a good focus on developing pupil’s skills across a range of subjects.”

“The pupils the inspector met said that teaching is good and that they enjoy their learning across the different subjects.”

“There is evidence of promotion of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

“Pupil’s individual achievement targets are set and their progress is assessed regularly. Pupils’ progress is shared with parents every half term and at parents’ evenings.”

ISI and Ofsted

Bales is regulated by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) since September 2016. Up to September 2016 we were regulated by Ofsted.
Our most recent Ofsted inspector (October 2016) included the following comments:
“Schemes of work are detailed and there is a good focus on developing pupil’s skills across a range of subjects.”
“The pupils the inspector met said that teaching is good and that they enjoy their learning across the different subjects.”
“There is evidence of promotion of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
“Pupil’s individual achievement targets are set and their progress is assessed regularly. Pupils’ progress is shared with parents every half term and at parents’ evenings.”
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“Bales was a great environment to get ready for university. I felt I had freedom, but mixed with lots of structure and support to make it through the courses and exams, and find my true interests”

Berk, History at Durham

“The learning environment at Bales College was ideal for me as it allowed me to be independent with my learning, at times, which has prepared me well for my studies at university.”

Jan - 4 A* at A Level, Physics at King College London

Bales has been everything I could have hoped for when I joined in year 7. The dynamic approach to education at all ages/levels has aided both my academic and personal development and I am sad to leave

Lena, Anthropology at Manchester

“My confidence was wrecked after my very poor year 12 results at my previous school. My subject teachers and Mr Yearsley worked really closely with me to start again, and build up my knowledge base and confidence, which allowed me to push for much higher marks and achieve 3 Bs, which at the start I never thought I could get to!”

Arjun, Joined year 13 and went from Three Us to Three Bs