Acorn House College

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Acorn House College
39-47 High Street


TypeIndependent school
Motto"It's not where you begin that matters, it's where we will help you go."
Established1999 (1999)
FounderGladys Watt
Department for Education URN131982 Tables
PrincipalDr Francis Choi
Age16 to 19
Enrolment200 as of May 2017

Acorn House College is an independent, co-ed Sixth Form and GCSE College located in Southall, West London, with particular focus in the medical sciences.

It was founded in 1999 to answer the growing demand for education in Southall. Since March 2017, the College has been a member of CIFE, the Conference for Independent Further Education.[1]

The College is inspected by the ISI. They passed their last inspection in May 2017.


Opened in 1999 by Gladys Watt as the West London Tutorial College, the school was renamed as Acorn Independent College in 2006, and then again as Acorn House College in 2013. The college topped the exam league tables in its first year.

In 2013, the college joined the Dukes Education Group and shortly afterwards, Gladys Watt retired. John Wilson, a medical school entry specialist, joined the school as Principal from another high-achieving West London college. In 2017, Acorn House joined north west London education provider Regent Group and Dr. Francis Choi took over as Principal. Dr Choi has been a part of Acorn House since it was founded and is a brilliant communicator of Mathematics to groups of students of mixed ability.


The school offers GCSE and A Level courses in a range of subjects as well as offering retake courses, resits for students from other schools, and specialist Medical and Oxbridge admissions courses. It has a small curriculum that prepares students for degree courses in the medical sciences; traditional sciences, like biology and physics; social sciences, and law and related subjects.

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2014, 67% of students achieved A*-C at A Level. The percentage of students at Acorn House achieving three or more A Levels in 2014 was the highest of all independent colleges in London (95%).[2]


Acorn House College is located at 39-47 High Street, Southall, London, UB1 3HF


The college is accredited by the International Schools Association (ISA).[3]


  1. ^ "Acorn House College - CIFE". Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  2. ^ "The Department for Education - Performance Tables - Acorn House College, 131982, UB1 3HF". Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  3. ^ "ISA | School Details". Retrieved 2015-07-31.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°22′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.3735°W / 51.5112; -0.3735