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Independent schools in Essex

Are you looking for an independent school in Essex? Search here to find and compare day and boarding schools, girls' schools, boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth forms.

You will find Essex schools at the bottom of this page, with some basic directory information. You can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search.  

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

Please have a look around www.schoolsearch.co.uk for information, advice and news about independent schools and independent education. You can check for open days, find information on independent school associations, read expert advice on the questions to ask when choosing a school and get help in finding the fees. Elsewhere, you will also find an explanation of examinations and qualifications.

If you are looking for an independent special needs school in Essex, please see our sister site: www.specialneedsguide.co.uk

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, Which London School? & the South-East 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.



Avon House Preparatory School

490 High Road,
Woodford Green,
IG8 0PN,
Essex

www.avonhouseschool.co.uk

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

Read more about Avon House Preparatory School

Bancroft's School

High Road,
Woodford Green,
IG8 0RF,
Essex

www.bancrofts.org

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

Read more about Bancroft's School

Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane,
Brentwood,
CM15 8EE,
Essex

www.brentwoodschool.co.uk

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

Read more about Brentwood School

Colchester High School

Wellesley Road,
Colchester,
CO3 3HD,
Essex

www.colchesterhighschool.co.uk

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

Read more about Colchester High School

Felsted School

Felsted,
Great Dunmow,
CM6 3LL,
Essex

www.felsted.org

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

Read more about Felsted School

Herington House School

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

www.heringtonhouseschool.co.uk

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

Read more about Herington House School

St Cedd's School

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

www.stcedds.org.uk

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

Read more about St Cedd's School

Woodford Green Preparatory School

Glengall Road,
Woodford Green,
IG8 0BZ,
Essex

www.wgprep.co.uk

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

Read more about Woodford Green Preparatory School

Alleyn Court Preparatory School

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

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

Al-Noor Primary School

Newton Industrial Estate,
Eastern Avenue, Chadwell Health,
Romford,
RM6 5SD,
Essex

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

Beehive Preparatory School

233 Beehive Lane,
Redbridge,
Ilford,
IG4 5ED,
Essex

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

Braeside School for Girls

130 High Road,
Buckhurst Hill,
IG9 5SD,
Essex

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

Brentwood Preparatory School

Middleton Hall Lane,
Brentwood,
CM15 8EQ,
Essex

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

Chigwell School

High Road,
Chigwell,
IG7 6QF,
Essex

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

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Lexden Road,
Colchester,
CO3 3ND,
Essex

Boys, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Coopersale Hall School

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

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

Dame Bradbury's School

Ashdon Road,
Saffron Walden,
CB10 2AL,
Essex

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

Eastcourt Independent School

1 Eastwood Road,
Goodmayes,
Ilford,
IG3 8UW,
Essex

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

Elm Green Preparatory School

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

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

Felsted Preparatory School

Felsted,
Great Dunmow,
CM6 3JL,
Essex

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

Gidea Park College

2 Balgores Lane,
Gidea Park,
Romford,
RM2 5JR,
Essex

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

Goodrington School

17 Walden Road,
Hornchurch,
RM11 2JT,
Essex

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

Gosfield School

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

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

Great Warley School

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

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

Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College

Roding Lane,
Chigwell,
IG7 6BQ,
Essex

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

Heathcote School

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

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

Holmwood House Preparatory School

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

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

Hutton Manor School

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

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

Immanuel School

Havering Grange Centre,
Havering Road North,
Romford,
RM1 4HR,
Essex

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

Littlegarth School

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

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

Loyola Preparatory School

103 Palmerston Road,
Buckhurst Hill,
IG9 5NH,
Essex

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

Maldon Court Preparatory School

Silver Street,
Maldon,
CM9 4QE,
Essex

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

Maytime Montessori Nursery - Cranbrook Road

341 Cranbrook Road,
Ilford,
IG1 4UF,
Essex

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

Maytime Montessori Nursery - Eastwood Road

2 Eastwood Road,
Goodmayes,
IG3 8XB,
Essex

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

Maytime Montessori Nursery - York Road

87 York Road,
Ilford,
IG1 3AF,
Essex

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

New Hall School

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

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

Oakfields Montessori School

Harwood Hall,
Harwood Hall Lane,
Corbets Tey,
RM14 2YG,
Essex

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

Oaklands School

8 Albion Hill,
Loughton,
IG10 4RA,
Essex

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

Oxford House School

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

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

Park School for Girls

20-22 Park Avenue,
Ilford,
IG1 4RS,
Essex

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Raphael Independent School

Park Lane,
Hornchurch,
RM11 1XY,
Essex

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

Saint Nicholas School

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

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

Saint Pierre School

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

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

St Anne's Preparatory School

New London Road,
Chelmsford,
CM2 0AW,
Essex

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

St Aubyn's School

Bunces Lane,
Woodford Green,
IG8 9DU,
Essex

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

St John's School

Stock Road,
Billericay,
CM12 0AR,
Essex

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

St Margaret's Preparatory School

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

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

St Mary's Hare Park School & Nursery

South Drive,
Gidea Park,
Romford,
RM2 6HH,
Essex

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

St Mary's School

Lexden Road,
Colchester,
CO3 3RB,
Essex

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

St Michael's Church Of England Preparatory School

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

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

St Philomena's Catholic School

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

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

The Daiglen School

68 Palmerston Road,
Buckhurst Hill,
IG9 5LG,
Essex

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

The Ursuline Preparatory School Ilford

2-8 Coventry Road,
Ilford,
IG1 4QR,
Essex

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Thorpe Hall School

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

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

Ursuline Preparatory School

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

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

Widford Lodge School

Widford Road,
Chelmsford,
CM2 9AN,
Essex

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