Acorn House College is an independent Sixth Form and GCSE College with particular strengths in the Sciences. We have a highly academic focus and encourage our students to work hard in preparing for success – in national examinations, university admissions, and beyond.

The College was established in 1999 for the purpose of providing a traditional and focused academic education. We offer a variety of one- and two-year GCSE and A Level courses, all taught by highly experienced specialist teachers. In its very first year, Acorn House College came top of all tutorial colleges in the London area for its A Level results and continues to receive numerous awards. Many years on, we remain one of the leading such colleges in London based on published league tables.

Acorn House College also has a long track record of successful university admissions for medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, biochemistry, and engineering for students.

We hope you will find Acorn House College is the right College for you – as it has been for many of our students who have been inspired to succeed at their chosen universities and afterward.


Acorn House College was founded in 1999 as a private school in West London with a particular focus on the Sciences.

The London independent College provides a traditional and academically rigorous learning environment to inspire students to aim and achieve highly. Located in the centre of Southall, Acorn House College is proudly rooted in the community, with generations of families being current or past students.

When a student joins Acorn House College, we work closely with them to identify at what academic level they are performing and what they would like to achieve.

Our teachers are all subject-specialists, united by a passion for participatory and engaging learning. The benefits to our students are unmistakable, improvement in grade performance among our students being unparalleled among our local competitors. 


Acorn House College offers two-year and one-year GCSEs and A Levels in a wide range of subjects, as well as providing intensive A Level Retake Courses with great success.

The college is committed to providing a platform for the best possible start to an academic career. This is supplemented by our dedication to supporting school-leavers beyond their studies to submit excellent applications to top UK universities and medical schools. Click here to discover how we support outstanding university applications.

Acorn-B_9545aAt Acorn House College, we provide a range of application programmes.

Our proven approach gives students a chance to think deeply about their chosen subject in an informed and considered way, so that they can demonstrate their full potential, individuality, and teachability at every stage of the application process. Every element of our support is underpinned by this approach and is always designed to meet an applicant’s individual needs. Find out about our university preparation.

ISI Inspection Report

Since joining the Independent Schools Association (ISA) in 2015, Acorn House College’s educational oversight is provided by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) which inspects independent schools to ensure educational standards. 

 Acorn House College was inspected for Regulatory Compliance on 26-27 April 2017 and was found to be fully compliant in all areas. The Reporting Inspector’s report from this inspection can be found here.

Students’ achievement is outstanding

“Acorn House College students achieve exceptionally well in almost all subjects and especially in science and mathematics… attainment in national examinations has been consistently high. The vast majority of students achieve high grades to gain places at the universities of their choice.”

Ofsted Report, 2013.