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Find the best prep schools in Northern Ireland

Are you looking for a preparatory school in Northern Ireland? Search here to find and compare independent prep schools.

You will find all prep schools in Northern Ireland listed at the bottom of this page. You can also use the search filters below to narrow your prep school search: you can select day or boarding schools, boys' schools or girls' schools, or find and compare the nearest prep schools to you with our postcode search.

Click on a school's name for more information. Those 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

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

Campbell College Junior School

Belmont Road,
BT4 2ND,
County Antrim

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Holywood Steiner School

34 Croft Road,
BT18 0PR,
County Down

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


Cranmore Park,
BT9 6JR,
County Antrim

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Methodist College

1 Malone Road,
BT9 6BY,
County Antrim

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

Rockport School

BT18 0DD,
County Down

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

Victoria College Belfast

Cranmore Park,
BT9 6JA,
County Antrim

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