Acorn House College was opened in 1999 by Gladys Watt as ‘West London Tutorial College’. Gladys aimed to answer a demand in the thriving Southall community for a College that delivered excellence in academics, as well as providing a platform from which able students could go on to success at top UK universities. The school was an immediate success, topping the league tables in exams in its very first year.
The College went from strength to strength. Renamed as Acorn Independent College in 2006, the school established its initial success with perennial high achievement in exams, and consistently excellent Ofsted reports.
In 2013, the College joined the Dukes Education Group, an education group offering world-leading university admissions support. Gladys retired a year later and John Wilson took over as principal, joining the school from another leading west London College, and with this change, Acorn Independent became Acorn House.
John Wilson brought with him his experience in medical admissions at University College London and Imperial College, as well as a background in admissions to Oxford and Cambridge universities. Mr Wilson aims to build upon the impressive university admissions record of the school, whilst retaining the College’s values of a personal approach to education that empowers students to reach their full academic potential.