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Independent schools in Northern Ireland

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

We have 16 private schools listed in Northern Ireland; you will find them all listed 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 Northern Ireland, 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, 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.



Bangor Grammar School

Gransha Road,
Bangor,
BT19 7QU,
County Down

Boys, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Belfast Royal Academy

7 Cliftonville Road,
Belfast,
BT14 6JL,
County Antrim

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Campbell College

Belfast,
BT4 2ND,
County Antrim

Boys, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Campbell College Junior School

Belmont Road,
Belfast,
BT4 2ND,
County Antrim

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

Holywood Steiner School

34 Croft Road,
Holywood,
BT18 0PR,
County Down

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

Hunterhouse College

Finaghy,
Belfast,
BT10 0LE,
County Antrim

Girls, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Inchmarlo

Cranmore Park,
Belfast,
BT9 6JR,
County Antrim

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Methodist College

1 Malone Road,
Belfast,
BT9 6BY,
County Antrim

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

Rockport School

Craigavad,
Holywood,
BT18 0DD,
County Down

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

Royal Belfast Academical Institution

College Square East,
Belfast,
BT1 6DL,
County Antrim

Boys, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's Christian Brothers Grammar School

Glen Road,
Belfast,
BT11 8NR,
County Antrim

Boys, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Royal School

College Hill,
Armagh,
BT61 9DH,
County Armagh

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

The Royal School Dungannon

2 Ranfurly Road,
Dungannon,
BT71 6EG,
County Tyrone

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

Victoria College Belfast

Cranmore Park,
Belfast,
BT9 6JA,
County Antrim

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