Bales was formed in 1966 (as Modern Tutorial College), and moved to the current site in Kilburn Lane in 1972.
Bales College prides exceptional teaching standards on small classes and easy access to teachers. This allows for pupil interaction and a positive learning environment, which leads to a chance of grade increases and positive exam results.
Our most recent graduating students went to a range of universities including Durham, Kings College London, City University, Queen Mary College, Anglia Ruskin, Hull, Middlesex, Birkbeck London, Coventry, Portsmouth, Bedforshire, Westminster, and Greenwich.
Degrees included: History, Law, Mathematics with Finance and Accounting, Business Management, Business Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, and Health and Life Science.
A range of teaching rooms; 2 fully-equipped science laboratories; lunch hall; quiet study area; ICT room; access to outdoor and indoor sports facilities; art room; outdoor quiet area and play area; quiet study area.
The most popular years for joining are year 7, year 9 and year 12 (for first year of 2 year A Level studies). However we do take students in all year groups depending on class capacity.
Students can apply throughout the academic year. We are more flexible than many schools, however our class sizes are limited and we operate on a first-come basis.
Yes, we actively encourage students and parents to come in to meet teachers and support staff and see the classes in action. There is no better way to get an understanding of what Bales can offer than this.
We are now a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), a group of around 400 independent schools in the UK. For a note on our enrolment into ISA, see here:
We are a founding member of CIFE for the Sixth Form.