Forst;u. below you will find specific information on Private Secondary Schools.

Private Secondary School Websites (London)

There is a huge range of Independent/private schools spread out over Great Britain, Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These schools are fee paying and most of them are members of the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate). 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.

Private Secondary Schools

Private secondary 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 the area and work from there. You can then find the Website and Admissions pages for these schools either through the above 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 their 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.

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Private Secondary Schools (London) A – H

ACS Cobham International School

ACSEgham International School

ACS Hillingdon International School

Alleyn’s School

Bancroft’s School

Bellerbys College London

Bishopsgate School

Blackheath High School GDST

Box Hill School

Cambridge Tutors College

Canbury School

Caterham School

CATS College London

Channing School

Charterhouse

Chelsea Independent College

City of London Freemen’s School

Cty of London School

City of London School For Girls

Claremont Fan Court School

Colfe’s School

Collingham Independent College

Cranleigh School

Croydon High School GDST

DLD College London

Duke of Kent School

Dunottar School

Ealing Independent College

Eaton Square School

Eltenham College

Emanuel School

Epsom College

Ewell Castle School

 

Private Secondary Schools F – R

Fairley House School

Fine Arts College

Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park

Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

Frederick Hugh House

Frensham Heights

Guildford High School for Girls

Halliford School

Hampton Court House

Hampton School

Harrow School

Hawley Hurst School

Highgate School

Ibstock Place School

Immanuel School

Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts Ltd

James Allen’s Girls’ School

Kew House School

King Edward’s Witley

King’s College School (KCS)

Kingston Grammar School

Kingswood House

Latymer Upper School

Lingfield School

Mander Portman Woodward (MPW)

Manor House School Bookham
Marymount International School

Moon Hall School, Reigate

More House School Farnham

More House School Knightsbridge

Mount House School (St Martha’s)

Northwood College GDST

Notre Dame Senior School

Notting Hill and Ealing High School GDST

Old Palace of John Whitgift School

Palmers Green High School

Park School for Girls

Portland Place School

Prior’s Field

Putney High School GDST

Queen’s College London

Queen’s Gate School

Radnor House

Raphael Independent School

Reed’s School

Reigate Grammar School

Riverston School

Royal Grammar School

Royal Russell School

 

Private Secondary Schools S – Z

Sir William Perkins’s School

South Hampstead High School GDST

St Augustine’s Priory

Saint Benedict’s School

St Catherine’s School, Twickenham

Saint Catherine’s, Bramley

St Dunstan’s College

Saint Edmund’s School

St George’s College Weybridge

Saint Helen’s School

St James Senior Boys School

Saint James Senior Girls’ School

St John’s School

Saint Margaret’s School, Hampstead

St Paul’s Girls’ School

Saint Paul’s School

St Teresa’s Effingham

Streatham & Clapham High School GDST

Surbiton High School

Susi Earnshaw Theatre School

Sutton High School GDST

Sydenham High School GDST

Sylvia Young Theatre School

TASIS England

Thames Christian College

The Arts Educational School London

The Cedars School

The Godolphin and Latymer School

The John Lyon School

The King Alfred School

The Lady Eleanor Holles School

The Laurels

The Moat School

The Mount, Mill Hill International

The Royal Ballet School

The Royal School, Haslemere

The Swaminarayan School

The Yehudi Menuhin School

Tormead School

Trinity School

University College School, Hampstead

Westminster School

Whitgift School

Wimbledon High School GDST

Woldingham School

Woodcote House School

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The inequality between independent schools and state schools are constantly highlighted. Throughout schooling, exams and until University children are constantly faced with social and economic inequality. How to combat this. In Aug 2018, education minister Nadhim Zahawi suggested a solution or should we say his own priority. Mr Zahawi proposed a government-backed scheme under which 40 private schools provide boarding places for looked-after children.

Although this might sound like a great idea, his motives were clear when Mr Zahawi told Newsnight that Labour “would never be able to abolish” private schools if private schools help improve the life chances of vulnerable children. This human shield approach might be exactly what these children don’t need. Yet private schools attain tax breaks through their status as charities.

The Guardian reported that between 2017-22, private schools will get tax rebates totalling £522m as a result of their status as charities. Yet the state sector is so starved for resources that head teachers spend a large chunk of their time having to fundraise for essential subjects.