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Individualised learning in a supportive family setting since 1966.


About Bales College

Enjoy a challenging educational journey in a caring and supportive community. 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


We aim to develop a strong relationship with you, to help understand your child’s needs as they develop through the school. Ensuring that your child feels settled and happy forms the basis of their academic and personal development.


Children take advantage of a diverse offering of co-curricular activities to suplement their academic learning, promoting development outside the classroom.

Bales Independent Private School & Sixth Form College in Central West London


Highly-qualified, experienced teachers. Each child is fully suported in helping them develop a passion for various subjects, as well as achieve academic success.

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:

My confidence really developed at Bales. I ended up getting A*AAB. The support I got from all the staff and teachers was fantastic, and I achieved my dream of studying Medicine at UCL!


Mohammed: Medicine at UCL

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 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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