How long has Bales College Independent School been operating?

Bales was formed in 1966 (as Modern Tutorial College), and moved to the current site in Kilburn Lane in 1972.

How many teachers and staff does Bales College have?


We have roughly 30 permanent and temporary staff made up of teachers, support staff, managers and proprietors.

Please see access to each below:

List of teaching staff at Bales College

Academic management at Bales College

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Benefits of attending Bales College

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.

Where do students go after attending Bales College?


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.

What facilities does Bales College have?


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.

Latest news on expansion to the grounds of Bales College.

What are the fees to attend an Independent school?


Basic school fees are £10,350 per year. Basic Sixth Form fees are £11,550 per year.

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See here for Sixth Form fees

What year group can students join Bales College?


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.

When do we apply to attend Bales College?


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.

Can we meet teachers when we apply?


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.

What subjects do you teach?


We teach a full range of standard academic subjects through to GCSE and A Level.

GCSE Academic Overview

A Level Academic Overview 

What Accreditations do Bales College hold?


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.

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