An independent sixth form college renowned for its support for students and excellent results.

At Lansdowne College we aim to instil a love in learning in our students and prepare them for life beyond school. We take time to understand what motivates them and believe that all students should be encouraged to excel.


Our comprehensive range of A-level, GCSE and Foundation courses, and expert teaching, provides students with the best possible learning environment. Most students join us straight from GCSEs for a two year A-level course, and 95% of Lansdowne students go to university. We achieve this by combining expert teachers, small class sizes and extra-curricular support.

We actively encourage our students to pursue their own interests, inside and outside of the curriculum. Each student has an individual timetable specifically designed to meet their academic needs and our teachers help them manage their time and to prioritise, giving them the self-confidence and independence required at university and beyond.

Lansdowne offers a lively and diverse extra-curricular programme that is often pupil-led. This ranges from the Duke of Edinburgh awards, outdoor pursuits like football and rugby, debating, photography, drama, table tennis, rock climbing and street dance.

GCSE Courses


Lansdowne College has a thriving GCSE programme thanks to our outstanding teaching, extensive subject choice and excellent results. We offer support and motivation both inside and outside of the classroom and our teaching methods get students the results they need to move ahead academically.

A-Level Courses


Our comprehensive range of A-level subjects and expert teaching provides students with the best possible learning environment. Most students join us straight from GCSE’s for a two year A-level course and 95% of Lansdowne College students then go on to university.

Other Courses


We offer a wide range of other courses on campus:

Retake Courses
Medical Programme
Oxbridge Programme
Easter Revision
International Foundation
Pre-sessional A-level Programme
High School Term

Retake Courses

Meet our Students

Josh Smith

I chose to study at Lansdowne College to improve on my previous GCSE results. Lansdowne helped me to make a smooth transition from the Spanish education system. I have benefited from building strong relationships with the teachers and I feel that I can ask them a question about anything. The teachers provide clear notes for each class and I always know where I stand. I also appreciate receiving regular reports on my performance and effort. These are motivating and provide useful guidance for imp…

Josh Smith

I achieved AAA in Design Technology, Maths and Physics and will be attending Loughborough University to study Aeronautical Engineering.

The teaching at Lansdowne College is very personal and teachers are always available. The weekly exams and the Easter revision programme were extremely helpful for tracking progress. Lots of help was available to work on my personal statement. During stressful periods of exam revision, teachers were always there to take the time to listen and help me. College li…

Julian Knoester

Teacher Profiles

Vanessa Saunders

Vanessa completed her BA in English at the University of Alabama, USA. Soon after, she completed her CELTA qualification at International House, London and began teaching ESOL to adults who were impro…

Vanessa Saunders – EAP Teacher