GCSE Courses In London

Independent school and sixth form college in London. Join the GCSE programme in Year 10 or Year 11.


About Bales College

Helping students achieve success at GCSE and A level since 1966. Join us in September 2021.

Please call 44 (0)20 8712 0291 to discuss, or submit an enquiry form.

Independent Private School in Central West London - Bales College


You will receive one-on-one guidance to help you consider sixth-form choices, possible university courses, and careers options.


Regular practice of exam questions will help you maximise performance at GCSE. Topic tests, half-term assessments and full mock exams will increase your confidence and ability in the exam room. 


Highly-qualified, experienced teachers. We give 100% commitment to you achieve the best grades and gain entry into a  top university.

ISI - March 2020 Full Inspection

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) undertake rigorous quality inspections on independent schools using the same Department of Education framework as Ofsted.  Bales is a member of the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA). ISI conducted an Educational Quality Inspection in March 2020. Comments from inspectors included the following:

“Pupils are proud of being part of the school and have a strong sense of loyalty to it.”

“Pupils throughout the school have a positive attitude towards their learning and are keen to succeed.”

ISI report March 2020

“Pupils have good numeracy skills.”

“Linguistics skills of a high standard were evident.”

“Pupils are confident communicators.”

“Pupils embrace opportunities to contribute in lessons.”

“Pupils enjoy participating in the academic and extra-curricular activities.”

Reviews from students:

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


Lena: Anthropology at Manchester

I got 3 A* and 7 A in my GCSE examinations, and A*AB at A Level, while studying at Bales. But more than this, I loved the friendly nature of the school and my brilliant subject teachers


Berk: History at Durham

I studied GCSEs and A Levels at Bales, and then went to do History at Kings College London. I loved my time at Bales and would highly recommend Bales to anyone who is serious about their education.

Ammar: History at King's College London

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