London is probably seen as an educational hub for UK students and students from all over the world which is why we have prioritised our Private School Entrance page.

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.




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.

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
  • Wandsworth
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Hackney
  • Islington
  • Camden
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Hounslow
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Merton
  • Sutton
  • Croydon
  • Bromley
  • Lewisham
  • Greenwich
  • Bexley
  • Havering
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Redbridge
  • Newham
  • Waltham Forest
  • Haringey
  • Enfield
  • Barnet
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon

Private School Exams

Our Barnet Private Schools entrance exams. / Bexley Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Our Camden Private Schools Entrance. / Ealing Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Our Enfield Prep School Exams. / Hackney Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Our Hammersmith Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Haringey Private Schools Entrance. / Our Hillingdon Private School Entrance Exams. / Hounslow Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Our Kensington Prep Schools Entrance. / Kingston Private School Entrance Exams. / Our Lewisham Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Merton Private Schools Entrance Exams. / Our Redbridge Private School Entrance. / Southwark Private School Entrance. / Our Streatham Prep Schools Entrance. / Sutton Private Schools Entrance Exams.


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