London is probably seen as an educational hub for UK students and students from all over the world hence our guide to London Private Schools.
London Private Schools
Many aspire to get into some of the best universities in the world from here and find that private school education is the best way to prepare for their academic future.
Which London private schools use the ISEB pre-tests for entrance?
Independent London Secondaries
These schools cater for children between 11 / 13 to 16 and often has a Sixth Form within the school for children 16-18. 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:
Private Secondary School Websites (London)
Admission to Private Secondary School Websites (London)
As each private school manages its own admission procedures, these vary greatly. Most private schools are however academically selective and even those that don’t, require an interview to see whether your child would fit into their particular school environment.
For academically selective schools various forms of assessment can be used either at 11+ or 13+. These may include Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning and exams on various other subjects. The best would be to check the Admissions page of your preferred schools.
Private London schools
By London Borough
There are 32 boroughs in the 33 local authority districts in Greater London. The 33rd is the City of London, not technically a borough. These 32 boroughs are as follow:
- City of London (not a London borough, but local authority district)
- City of Westminster
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Tower Hamlets
- Richmond upon Thames
- Kingston upon Thames
- Barking and Dagenham
- Waltham Forest
Our Other Which Private School guides
And then finally our UK Boarding Schools Guide.
Our Private London Schools Guide
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