Welcome to our top prep schools feature which also includes top Prep school league tables.
Top prep school league tables
First thing you need to know is your local catchment area? And then establish which prep schools are within that catchment area.
Where can I find the top prep schools?
The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph websites allow you to add filters to their published league tables. You can pull out those prep schools for which you are in the catchment area. Then compare your chosen prep schools on your most important criteria.
How do I interpret prep school league tables?
The prep school league table rankings are based on national key standards, called the SATs and GCSE results. Non-exam based criteria are also used to determine the rankings.
You need to conduct your own analysis to determine which prep school best suits your child’s specific needs.
Ofsted Reports for prep schools
Check the latest Ofsted report too. Each Ofsted report is an analysis of that prep school’s teachers’ professional competence Plus, whether Ofsted’s performance standards have been met across that prep school. There are three possible outcomes: under-achieving; achieving; or outstanding.
To search you put in the name of any prep school. You then can access its history of Ofsted inspections and their associated scores.
More refined prep school searches are recommended. So, for prep schools, we advise checking GCSE results. Then compare these against the national standards for GCSE results.
When are my local prep school open days?
So now you need to visit each prep school to decide which prep school is the good fit for your child.
Our other top school league tables
And then finally, Good schools Northern Ireland league table 2021.
Prep school league tables 2021
Top prep schools 2021
|SCHOOL||TOWN||READING (AVERAGED SCALED SCORE)||GRAMMAR (AVERAGED SCALED SCORE)||MATHS (AVERAGED SCALED SCORE)||TOTAL||KS2 ELIGIBLE PUPILS||ENTRY|
|1||3||Guildford High Junior School||Guildford||116||117||113||346||45|
|2||12||Alpha Preparatory School||Harrow||112||115||114||341||18|
|3||1||St Martin’s Preparatory School||Grimsby||112||115||113||340||22|
|4||5||Seaton House School||Sutton||114||116||110||340||20|
|5||8||Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Junior School||Borehamwood||114||114||111||339||50|
|6||27=||Ursuline Preparatory School, Warley||Brentwood||112||114||113||339||18|
|7||6||Highfield Priory School||Preston||115||111||337||29|
|8||13||Carleton House Preparatory School||Liverpool||111||115||111||337||23|
|9||25||Chigwell Junior School||Chigwell||112||113||336||54|
|10||11||Notting Hill and Ealing High School Junior School GDST||London||113||112||111||336||47|
|11||17||Mayfield Preparatory School||Walsall||109||115||112||336||23|
|12=||18||St Anne’s Preparatory School||Chelmsford||112||113||111||336||19|
|12=||23||St Mary’s Colchester Lower School||Colchester||112||113||336||19|
|15||10||Royal Grammar School Junior School||Newcastle-upon-Tyne||112||112||111||335||73|
|16||15||St Bernard’s Preparatory School||Slough||110||114||335||40|
|17||2||Newbridge Preparatory School||Wolverhampton||112||114||109||335||14|
|20||26||Elm Green Preparatory School||Chelmsford||111||111||333||37|
|21||51||Windrush Valley School||Chipping Norton||112||111||110||333||10|
|22||–||Rydes Hill Preparatory School||Guildford||112||112||108||332||18|
|23||–||Date Valley School||Mitcham||108||114||110||332||13|
|24||35||Breaside Preparatory School||Bromley||110||110||331||39|
|27||50||Notre Dame Prep School||Norwich||110||112||108||330||34|
|28||14||The Belvedere Preparatory School||Liverpool||108||112||110||330||19|
|29||32||The Ursuline Preparatory School, Ilford||Ilford||108||110||329||22|
|30||–||Suffah Primary School||Hounslow||109||111||109||329||17|
|31||37||Griffin House Preparatory School||Aylesbury||110||111||108||329||16|
|33||39||The Shrubbery School||Sutton Coldfield||109||111||108||328||30|
|34||21||The Froebelian School||Leeds||111||110||107||328||24|
|35||27=||Hopelands Preparatory School||Stonehouse||111||108||109||328||19|
|36||47||Oliver House School||London||109||108||328||17|
|38||41||Mylnhurst Preparatory School||Sheffield||106||112||109||327||21|
|39||72||Buttercup Primary School||London||109||110||108||327||10|
|40||44||Merton Court Preparatory School||Sidcup||109||108||109||326||38|
|41||36||Lincoln Minster Preparatory School||Lincoln||110||108||108||326||26|
|42||–||King’s School, Plymouth||Plymouth||110||109||107||326||23|
|43||34||New Hall School||Chelmsford||108||109||108||325||60|
|44||49||St Andrew’s School||Rochester||108||110||107||325||42|
|45||45||Widford Lodge Preparatory School||Chelmsford||108||108||109||325||40|
|46||–||Dale House School||Batley||107||110||108||325||11|
|47||29||St Michael’s School||Leigh-on-Sea||108||109||107||324||36|
|48||59||Sacred Heart School||Wadhurst||108||109||107||324||12|
|49||54||Loyola Preparatory School||Buckhurst Hill||109||107||107||323||23|
|50||30||St Winefride’s RC Independent School||Shrewsbury||106||110||107||323||20|
School Entrance Tests advice for parents
In our oipinion, the best way to prepare for any Exam is to believe that your children can do it. Secondly, to manage their expectations openly. They should see the chance to get into a school as a possibility. And not a necessity. So if they don’t get in, it Is because the school was not right for them. Promote a growth mindset by avoiding the belief that your child has failed somehow.
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