Brentwood School

Brentwood School shines out as a beacon of excellence. Academically, we sit comfortably alongside the best day and boarding schools in the country, and we enjoy an unparalleled local reputation.

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Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM15 8EE

www.brentwoodschool.co.uk

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Brentwood School

Littlegarth School

Horkesley Park,
Nayland,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 4JR

www.littlegarth.essex.sch.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about Littlegarth School

St Cedd's School

178a New London Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM2 0AR

www.stcedds.org.uk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about St Cedd's School

St Margaret's Preparatory School

Gosfield Hall Park,
Gosfield,
Halstead,
Essex,
CO9 1SE

www.stmargaretsprep.com

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about St Margaret's Preparatory School

Alleyn Court Preparatory School

Wakering Road,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS3 0PW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Brentwood Preparatory School

Middleton Hall Lane,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM15 8EQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Colchester High School

Wellesley Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 3HD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Lexden Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 3ND

Boys, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Coopersale Hall School

Flux's Lane,
off Stewards Green Road,
Epping,
Essex,
CM16 7PE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dame Bradbury's School

Ashdon Road,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB10 2AL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Elm Green Preparatory School

Parsonage Lane,
Little Baddow,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 4SU

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Felsted Preparatory School

Felsted,
Great Dunmow,
Essex,
CM6 3JL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Felsted School

Felsted,
Great Dunmow,
Essex,
CM6 3LL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Gosfield School

Cut Hedge Park,
Halstead Road, Gosfield,
Halstead,
Essex,
CO9 1PF

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Great Warley School

Warley Street,
Great Warley,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM13 3LA

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Heathcote School

Eves Corner,
Danbury,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 4QB

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Herington House School

1 Mount Avenue,
Hutton,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM13 2NS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Holmwood House Preparatory School

Chitts Hill,
Lexden,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 9ST

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Hutton Manor School

428 Rayleigh Road,
Hutton,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM13 1SD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Maldon Court Preparatory School

Silver Street,
Maldon,
Essex,
CM9 4QE

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

New Hall School

The Avenue,
Boreham,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 3HS

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Oxford House School

2-4 Lexden Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 3NE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Saint Pierre School

16 Leigh Road,
Leigh-on-Sea,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS9 1LE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Anne's Preparatory School

New London Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM2 0AW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St John's School

Stock Road,
Billericay,
Essex,
CM12 0AR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

St Mary's School

Lexden Road,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 3RB

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

St Michael's Church Of England Preparatory School

198 Hadleigh Road,
Leigh-on-Sea,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS9 2LP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St Nicholas School

Hillingdon House,
Hobbs Cross Road,
Harlow,
Essex,
CM17 0NJ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

St Philomena's Catholic School

Hadleigh Road,
Frinton-on-Sea,
Essex,
CO13 9HQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Thorpe Hall School

Wakering Road,
Southend-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS1 3RD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Trinity School

Brizes Park, Ongar Road,
Kelvedon Hatch,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM15 0DG

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ursuline Preparatory School

Old Great Ropers, Great Ropers Lane,
Warley,
Brentwood,
Essex,
CM13 3HR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Walden School

Mount Pleasant Road,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB11 3EB

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Widford Lodge School

Widford Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM2 9AN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.