Bales is an independent school and sixth form college located in central west London W10, between Queens Park and Notting Hill. We offer private Secondary education from year 7 to GCSE and A-Level. We are a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and celebrated our 50th year in operation in 2016. Students can join us in any year group, including at sixth form level:
Bales is located in central west London W10, between Queens Park and Notting Hill. We offer Secondary education from year 7 to GCSE and A-Level. We are a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and celebrated our 50th year in operation in 2016. Students can join us in any year group
About Bales Independent School and Sixth Form College
Bales College is an independent school and sixth form in London for boys and girls aged 11–18, providing general academic secondary education from year 7 to GCSE and A level.
We have four core values in our ethos:
Respect is for and between individual students and staff, and for the subject and task in hand. Energy and humour are brought into our working day, while our motto is Semper Perstare – always persist.
Independent Schools Regulation
Bales is regulated by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) since September 2016. Up to September 2016 we were regulated by Ofsted.
Our most recent Ofsted inspector (October 2016) included the following comments:
“Schemes of work are detailed and there is a good focus on developing pupil’s skills across a range of subjects.”
“The pupils the inspector met said that teaching is good and that they enjoy their learning across the different subjects.”
“There is evidence of promotion of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
“Pupil’s individual achievement targets are set and their progress is assessed regularly. Pupils’ progress is shared with parents every half term and at parents’ evenings.”
Students generally join in year 7, year 9 or year 12 although we are flexible and do take students in any year group.
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