At Acorn House College, our ethos is simple and underpins everything we do. It can be summarised in one statement: “It is not where you begin that matters, it is where we will help you go”.

At Acorn House College, we have built up an excellent reputation as one of the best independent sixth form colleges in West London. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to:

  • Instil a love of learning and provide a range of opportunities that will allow all students to gain enjoyment, make progress and achieve their full potential in all aspects of their learning
  • Enable students to become confident individuals who are self-aware, emotionally intelligent and self-motivated
  • Encourage pupils to become responsible members of local, national and global communities
  • Stretch and challenge every student
  • Promote the inclusive ethos of our College in accordance with our statement of values, ethos, aims and expectations

 We aim to ensure our students attain the highest possible results in their GCSE and A Level examinations. Consequently, we foster the traditional values of consistent attendance, punctuality and diligent work completion. We take care to provide rigorous preparation for all examinations through focused teaching, intensive revision and past-paper practice.


Our aims

1. Exceptional teaching and learning

We aim to provide valuable and exceptional student-central learning delivered by dedicated teachers

2. Add academic value to every student

We aim to improve students’ outcomes in public examinations from their starting points.

3. Facilitate and develop each individual academic journey

We aim to ensure that students make informed, ambitious, and achievable career choices and support them in their chosen pathways.

4. Building a bond between students and the College

We aim to create a sense of ownership of and belonging to the College through providing a safe and welcoming physical space.

5. Empower students to explore and realise their talents

We aim to nurture the skills and experiences that will enable our students to realise and achieve their aspirations.


Our mission is to provide a world-class education for every student that chooses us.  We believe that we can add value to every student and we strive to do this every day through outstanding teaching and market-leading pre-university advice. We will strive to enhance and develop a bespoke extra-curricular and enrichment programme.



We will be the first-choice private College in West London for students who wish to study A Level or GCSE courses.  We will create a culture of world-class, innovative teaching and learning and parents will see joining us as an investment in their children’s future. Acorn House College will be deeply rooted and valued in the local community.


Core values

Our values, in common with our partners at Dukes Education are:

Education first

Our students are at the centre of everything we do.  We are always engaging, always inspiring, always striving to deliver the best experience for our students and for ourselves.  We are passionate in our belief that a quality educational experience can change the life of a learner.


We aim to inspire and empower students to aim high, as well as providing a first-class education. We aim to provide pathways to university both in the UK and worldwide.


We aim to build a personal relationship with our students and to train them to be independent learners setting personalised goals and developing their learning skills.


We believe that the experiences offered at our College should feel as special as the students they are designed for and that they truly feel they have joined the market leader.