Established in 1974, David Game College is a boarding and day independent college located in the City of London.
As a co-educational establishment, we are very student-centred, looking after all the specific needs of those in our care. We have well-established and robust systems for ensuring that the academic and pastoral needs of all students are closely monitored and no individual is left behind. We are ambitious for all of our students and we think deeply about how we sequence, plan and deliver our curriculum. To this end, we stretch and challenge our students academically and we are skilled in adaptive learning, ensuring that all students make progress.
Our record is reflected in our rating by Ofsted as “Outstanding” in both 2017 and 2020 inspections, and we are proud of our continuous development. Our boarding provision is a new and exciting development of the College which has improved our facilities, extracurricular provision, pastoral care and the focus on the individual student’s academic needs. Our results demonstrate significant added value in the teaching of our GCSE and A Level curriculum and we send the majority of our students on to a university of their choice, many of which are within the Russell Group. We welcome you to become part of our educational family.
Our founder David Game insists on the teaching of traditional skills and on students understanding the importance of giving attention to detail. We have an excellent track record of turning around previously underperforming students who benefit from the small classes, close monitoring system and exam-focused approach. The College closely tracks the examination board specifications to ensure that tutors are following the current model and options and to see that all aspects of the syllabus are covered. Homework is set regularly and students improve their examination technique through regular timed tests.
The Co-Principals require tutors to have a first degree in their subject and many of the staff hold doctorates and other postgraduate qualifications. Staff retention is high, and the College has a strong administrative team to support tutors and ensure that their main focus is on teaching. With a wide range of A Level subjects we can prepare our students for whatever degree course they wish to study. We also give special tuition for entry to law and medical school, dentistry and veterinary science degrees. As well as GCSE and A Level examinations, the College runs one of the UK’s oldest and most respected University Foundation Programmes (UFP). David Game College has developed strong links with the prestigious Russell Group universities and other leading higher education providers.
David Game College attracts students from many countries and was given Licensed Student Sponsor status by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) which requires us to continually adapt our admissions and monitoring procedures. As well as our International Students, David Game has a growing number of British students who choose us for the quality of teaching and mature, disciplined, but relaxed atmosphere. The quality of David Game College teaching was rated as “Outstanding” in the 2020 Ofsted inspection.
Former students recommend David Game College because of the quality of our teaching. We blend traditional values with modern technology and teaching methodology and are keen to bring the benefits of private education to a wider audience. In this aim, the College seeks to promote itself to parents whose children have been underperforming, to those who have been home-educated and to those who are not satisfied with their current school, whether in the independent or maintained sector. David Game College offers the chance to turn untapped ability into recognised achievements.