This website and our annual guidebook John Catt's Preparatory Schools feature details of more than 1,500 prep schools and junior schools in the UK, including day and boarding schools, boys' schools and girls' schools.
You will see all prep schools and independent schools with preparatory departments listed at the bottom of this page.
You can read profiles of prep schools in your region: the West of England, East of England, East Midlands, Greater London, London, the North-East, the North-West, the South-East, the South-West, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside.
Click on a school's name for more information. Prep schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos.
Many prep schools are members of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), which is a good source of initial advice about preparatory education.
You can also read preparatory school news and feature articles in our editorial section. You may find the following articles particularly useful:
– What does a prep school education truly provide? by Mark Hartley, vice-chairman of IAPS, 2016/17.
– Why British prep schools continue to be at the forefront of education, by Tania Botting, vice-chairman of IAPS, 2017/18.
– Choosing a prep school – the issues to consider and questions to ask, by Andrew Hunter, Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School.
We hope you find the perfect prep school for your child!