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Prep schools in the East Midlands

Search here for independent preparatory schools in the East Midlands, including DerbyshireLeicestershireLincolnshireNorthamptonshireNottinghamshire and Rutland.

You will find a list of all East Midlands preparatory schools at the bottom of this page. You can use the search filters below to choose day or boarding schools, girls' or boys' schools, or find the school nearest to you with our postcode search. 

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.

– Choosing a prep school – the issues to consider and questions to ask, by Andrew Hunter, Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School.

You will also find more helpful articles on choosing a schoolfinding the fees, and an explanation of exams and qualifications.

These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

If you have any further questions or enquiries about independent education or a particular independent school, please get in touch with us at enquiries@johncatt.com



Al-Aqsa Schools Trust

The Wayne Way,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE5 4PP

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

Ayscoughfee Hall School

Welland Hall,
London Road,
Spalding,
Lincolnshire,
PE11 2TE

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

Barlborough Hall School

Barlborough,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S43 4TJ

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

Beachborough School

Westbury,
Brackley,
Northamptonshire,
NN13 5LB

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

Bicker Preparatory School & Early Years

School Lane,
Bicker,
Boston,
Lincolnshire,
PE20 3DW

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

Brooke House Day School

Croft Road,
Cosby,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE9 1SE

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

Brooke Priory School

Station Approach,
Oakham,
Rutland,
LE15 6QW

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

Colston Bassett Preparatory School

School Lane,
Colston bassett,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG12 3FD

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

Copthill Independent Day School

Barnack Road,
Uffington,
Stamford,
Lincolnshire,
PE9 3AD

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

Coteswood House School

19 Thackeray's Lane,
Woodthorpe,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG5 4HT

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

Dame Catherine Harpur's School

Rose Lane,
Ticknall,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE73 7JW

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

Darul Arqam Educational Institute

2 Overton Road,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE5 0JA

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Derby Grammar School

Rykneld Hall, Rykneld Road,
Littleover,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE23 4BX

Boys, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Derby High School

Hillsway,
Littleover,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE23 3DT

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

Dudley House School

1 Dudley Road,
Grantham,
Lincolnshire,
NG31 9AA

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

Emmanuel School

Juniper Lodge,
43 Kedleston Road,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE22 1FP

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

Fairfield Preparatory School

Leicester Road,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 2AE

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

Foremarke Hall

Milton,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE65 6EJ

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

Gateway Christian School

Moor Lane,
Dale Abbey,
Ilkeston,
Derbyshire,
DE7 4PP

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

Grace Dieu Manor School

Grace Dieu,
Thringstone,
Leicestershire,
LE67 5UG

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

Grantham Preparatory International School

Gorse Lane,
Grantham,
Lincolnshire,
NG31 7UF

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

Greenwich House School

106 High Holme Road,
Louth,
Lincolnshire,
LN11 0HE

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

Handel House Preparatory School

Northolme Road,
Gainsborough,
Lincolnshire,
DN21 2JB

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

Highfields School

London Road,
Newark,
Nottinghamshire,
NG24 3AL

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

Hollygirt School

Elm Avenue,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG3 4GF

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

Iona School

310 Sneinton Dale,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG3 7DN

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

Jameah Girls Academy

49 Rolleston Street,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE5 3SD

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Jamia Al-Hudaa Residential College

Forest House, Berkeley Avenue,
Mapperley Park,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG3 5TT

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Jubilee House Christian School

226 Nottingham Road,
Eastwood,
Nottinghamshire,
NG16 3GR

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

Kirkstone House School

Main Street,
Baston,
Peterborough,
Lincolnshire,
PE6 9PA

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

Laxton Junior School

East Road,
Oundle,
Peterborough,
Northamptonshire,
PE8 4BX

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

Leicester Grammar Junior School

London Road,
Grea Glen,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE8 9FL

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

Leicester High School for Girls

454 London Road,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE2 2PP

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Leicester International School

16-20 Beal Street,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE2 0AA

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Leicester Islamic Academy

320 London Road,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE2 2PP

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

Leicester Prep School

2 Albert Road,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE2 2AA

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

Maidwell Hall

Maidwell,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN6 9JG

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

Manor House School

South Street,
Ashby-de-la-Zouch,
Leicestershire,
LE65 1BR

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

Michael House Steiner School

The Field,
Shipley,
Heanor,
Derbyshire,
DE75 7JH

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

Normanton House Primary School

Normanton House,
Village Street,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE23 8DF

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

Northampton High School GDST

Newport Pagnell Road,
Hardingstone,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN4 6UU

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Nottingham Girls' High School GDST

9 Arboretum Street,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG1 4JB

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

Nottingham High Infant and Junior School

Waverley Mount,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG7 4ED

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

Nottingham Islamia School

30 Bentinck Road,
Hyson Green,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG7 4AF

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

Ockbrook School

The Settlement,
Ockbrook,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE72 3RJ

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

Old Vicarage School

11 Church Lane,
Darley Abbey,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
DE22 1EW

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

Our Lady's Convent School

Gray Street,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 2DZ

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Overstone Park School

Overstone Park,
Overstone,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN6 0DT

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

Pitsford School

Pitsford Hall,
Pitsford,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN6 9AX

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

Plumtree School

Church Hill,
Plumtree,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG12 5ND

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

Quinton House School

Upton Hall,
Upton,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN5 4UX

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

Ratcliffe College

Fosse Way,
Ratcliffe on the Wreake,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE7 4SG

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

Regents Academy

Bliney House,
Manby Park,
Manby,
Lincolnshire,
LN11 8UT

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

S. Anselm's School

Stanedge Road,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1DP

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

Salterford House School

Salterford Lane,
Calverton,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG14 6NZ

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

Saville House School

11 Church Street,
Mansfield Woodhouse,
Mansfield,
Nottinghamshire,
NG19 8AH

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

Spratton Hall

Smith Street,
Spratton,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN6 8HP

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

St Crispin's School

6 St Mary's Road,
Stoneygate,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE2 1XA

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

St Hugh's School

Cromwell Avenue,
Woodhall Spa,
Lincolnshire,
LN10 6TQ

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

St Joseph's School

33 Derby Road,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG1 5AW

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

St Peter & St Paul School

Brambling House,
Hady Hill,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 0EF

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

St Peter's Independent School

Lingswood Park,
Blackthorn,
Northampton,
Northamptonshire,
NN3 8TA

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

St Peter's School

52 Headlands,
Kettering,
Northamptonshire,
NN15 6DJ

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

St Wystan's School

High Street,
Repton,
Derbyshire,
DE65 6GE

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

Stamford Junior School

Kettering Road,
Stamford,
Lincolnshire,
PE9 2LR

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

Stoneygate School

6 London Road,
Great Glen,
Leicester,
Leicestershire,
LE8 9DJ

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

The Dixie Grammar School

Station Road,
Market Bosworth,
Leicestershire,
CV13 0LE

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

The Elms, Nursery & Junior School to Trent College

Derby Road,
Long Eaton,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire,
NG10 4AD

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

The Lammas School

Lammas Road,
Sutton-in-Ashfield,
Nottinghamshire,
NG17 2AD

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

The Orchard School

South Leverton,
Retford,
Nottinghamshire,
DN22 0DJ

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

Viking School

140 Church Road North,
Skegness,
Lincolnshire,
PE25 2QJ

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

Wellingborough School

Wellingborough,
Northamptonshire,
NN8 2BX

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

Wellow House School

Wellow,
Newark,
Nottinghamshire,
NG22 0EA

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

Winchester House School

High Street,
Brackley,
Northamptonshire,
NN13 7AZ

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

Witham Hall Preparatory School

Witham-on-the-Hill,
Bourne,
Lincolnshire,
PE10 0JJ

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

Worksop College Preparatory School, Ranby House

Retford,
Nottinghamshire,
DN22 8HX

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