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.

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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:

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

Retake Courses

Meet our Students

Peter Martin

I came to Lansdowne as a GCSE student from school of 900 pupils in Essex in September 2013. I felt I had been let down by the standards of teaching at the school and my family and I decided to look for an alternative. I was initially concerned at the transition from state to private education but every fear I had diminished on my first day at Lansdowne. The knowledge of tutors, the small class sizes and the welcoming atmosphere all allowed me to thrive. I was given the opportunity to take part i…

Peter Martin

I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Lansdowne College. The teachers cover the syllabus thoroughly and make sure we have all the information that we need to know for the exams. I received a lot of support with my UCAS application and I am pleased to have achieved the grades to study at the university of my choice. My top tip to future students is to work hard!

Hugo Cowan

Teacher Profiles

Jo Simmonds

Jo has a BA in Russian and Japanese from the University of Leeds. Having studied abroad for a year each at Moscow State University and Kansai University of Foreign Languages himself, he is a staunch a…

Jo Simmonds - Higher Education & NCUK Manager