Bales College is an independent private school and sixth form for boys and girls aged 11–18, providing general academic secondary education from year 7 to GCSE and A level.
Many thousands of students have gone through the school to take GCSE and A-Level examinations over the last 50 years.
We are based on a quiet, tree-lined campus in Kensal Green W10, between Notting Hill and Queens Park and close to Maida Vale and Ladbroke Grove. The school prides itself on an atmosphere of inclusiveness and positive learning.
Our first phase of new building will begin in Spring 2020, with the first building adding 6 state-of-the-art teaching rooms opening in Summer 2020.
At the school, we offer a high degree of individual care for your child and our deepest aim is to have him or her secured in every way.We aim to make learning fun and rigorous.
The transition from year 6 should be smooth. In years 7 and 8, the student should progress in all respects in terms of social style and character development.
We have four core values in our ethos:


  • Respect
  • Humour
  • Energy
  • Perseverance
Respect is for and between individual students and staff, and for the subject and task in hand. Energy and humour are brought into our working day, while our motto is Semper Perstare – always persist.
Bales is regulated by Ofsted and the ISA (Independent Schools Association).
Our most recent Ofsted inspector (October 2016) said:
“The school has significantly improved in the last years and now provides a high quality education for all students from year 7 to year 13”

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