Address: 1 Waverley Place, London NW8 0NP

Telephone: +44 20 7449 1200

Gender: Co-educational

Teaching language: English

Curriculum: American

Ages: 4 to 18


The American School in London (ASL) had humble beginnings in 1951 when an American journalist founded a school of just 13 students, holding lessons in his flat. Today, ASL is rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted and has a student body of more than 1,300. An American passport is held by around 70 percent of students, but many of these students have dual nationality. The remaining 30 percent of students at ASL is made up of children from more than 70 countries around the world.

Applications for admission to ASL must be submitted by January of each year. The school doesn't have a waitlist, but rather operates on a wait pool. If a place becomes available, a student from the wait pool is selected not based on the date of application but rather according to various factors like class composition. Families who miss the initial application deadline have until the end of March to apply for a spot in the wait pool. 

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