London is not only the capital of the United Kingdom but also often seen as an educational hub for UK students and students from all over the world. Many aspire to get into some of the best universities in the world from here and find that a private school education is the best way to prepare for their academic future.
Independent/private schools are spread out over London. These schools are fee paying. Private schools are run by governors and independent of many regulations that apply to state schools. The biggest of these regulations that they are independent of is the National Curriculum.
London Prep School Entrance Exam Practice
The best way to search for London prep school options is to have a look at the prep schools in your own London borough and work from there. You can then find the Website and Admissions pages for these schools.
Intro to Private Prep Schools
Prep (Preparatory) schools are those that cater for students up to the age of 13 to ‘prepare’ learners for school entrance to the public (expensive and exclusive schools for 13-18-year-olds) and independent secondary schools.
Many of these private schools are members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC). This is a non-profit organisation representing about 80% independent schools in the UK (in 2011).
Independent schools that belong to the ISC are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) according to a framework agreed upon between the various assessment bodies including the DfE and Ofsted.
The best way to search for school options is to have a look at the schools in your borough and work from there. You can then find the Website and Admissions pages for these schools either through the below links or by going to our various pages like:
London Prep School Guide
London Prep School Admissions
As each private school manages their own admission procedures, these vary greatly. Most private schools are however academically selective and administer some kind of assessment.
For children, up to 7, a prep school would usually ‘assess’ prospective students through an interview and a taster day at the school. There are however schools the make use of 7+ formal assessments.
Wimbledon Prep Schools Entrance
Donhead Preparatory School
King’s College Junior School
London Prep School Entrance Exams
Firstly, City of London. Then, Croydon. Also, Ealing. Plus, Hampstead. Next, Haringey. Also, Harrow. And Havering. Then, Islington. Plus, Kensington & Chelsea. And Kingston-upon-Thames. Also, Lewisham. Merton. And then Notting Hill. Plus also Redbridge. Then Richmond-upon-Thames. And next Streatham. Also Southwark. Plus Sutton. Next Wandsworth. Finally Wimbledon.