Blackheath High School GDST

Blackheath High School (which opened in 1880) is a selective, independent day school for girls aged 3-18.

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Wellington College

Stellar examination results, outstanding provision across all co-curricular areas, a raft of national accolades, and an exclusively 'excellent' 2014 ISI inspection report.

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Pocklington Prep School

Children flourish in the supportive environment of Pocklington Prep School, where an excellent all-round education inspires a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.

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Monkton Prep School

Monkton Prep School, in the World Heritage City of Bath, is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 7–13.

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St Helen's School

St Helen's School is committed to academic excellence and is dedicated to equipping pupils with the skills which will enable them to take their places as leaders in a rapidly changing world.

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Shiplake College

Shiplake College is a thriving boarding and day school in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, for boys aged 11-18, with girls joining in the Sixth Form.

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Eagle House School

Located in beautiful grounds with excellent facilities, offering a rewarding education where success, confidence and happiness are paramount.

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Denstone College

'Being a Denstonian gives you more chances in life… there's no limit to what you can do.'

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Independent schools in the UK – search here!

Welcome to, the online guide to 1,880 independent schools in the UK: private day and boarding schools, boys' schools, girls' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth form colleges in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Here are some of the latest examples of original articles and advice found on this site:

– Exams are still scary and Brexit is looming but our independent schools continue to thrive, by Neil Roskilly, CEO of the Independent Schools Association.

– Should you send your daughter to a girls' school? How single-sex schools are tackling gender imbalance, by Charlotte Avery, 2017 President of the Girls’ Schools Association.

– The advantages of a boarding school education, by Mike Brewer, Deputy Head at EF Academy Torbay.

– How we can deliver on character education in schools, by Andrew Hammond, author of Teaching for Character.

– Collaboration, creativity and critical thinking – the core of an independent approach to education, by Angela Drew, Headmistress of Bromley High School GDST.

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