Firstly, Private Prep Schools Hampstead are listed below.

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.

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.

London Boroughs

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 Prep Schools Hampstead

Devonshire House Preparatory School

Hall School

Lyndhurst House School

South Hampstead High School GDST

Southbank International (Hampstead)

St Christopher’s School

St Margaret’s School, Hampstead

Private School Entrance (by London Borough)

Barnet / Brent / Camden / City of London / Croydon / Ealing / Enfield / Greenwich / Hackney / Hammersmith & Fulham / Hampstead / Haringey / Harrow / Havering / Hillingdon / Hounslow / Islington / Kensington & Chelsea / Kingston-upon-Thames / Lewisham / Merton / Notting Hill / Redbridge / Richmond-upon-Thames / Streatham / Southwark / Sutton / Wandsworth / Westminster / Wimbledon

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School Test Research

In a research paper from 2006, entitled The Result of 11 Plus Selection: An Investigation into Opportunities and Outcomes for Pupils in Selective LEAs, it was found that although children from Grammar Schools performed significantly better in their GCSE exams than those from non-selective areas. This difference was however not that high for children from selective areas that did not make the cut. However not all children get the chance to sit the 11+. “The paradox is that grammar schools bestow greater advantages to poor children than more affluent children, but very few make the cut.”

Not all children get to sit the 11+. In some counties, teachers choose only those who they think will pass. Only 25-50% of those will pass the 11 +. With only 164 Grammar schools in England, this makes the population of Grammar schools extremely selective.