Kingsley School

Kingsley School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school located in Bideford on the banks of the River Torridge in North Devon.

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Hazlegrove Prep School

Hazlegrove House,
Sparkford,
BA22 7JA,
Somerset

www.hazlegrove.co.uk

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

Read more about Hazlegrove Prep School

King's Hall School

Kingston Road,
Taunton,
TA2 8AA,
Somerset

www.kingshalltaunton.co.uk

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

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Kingsley School

Northdown Road,
Bideford,
EX39 3LY,
Devon

www.kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk

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

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Kingswood School

Lansdown Road,
Bath,
BA1 5RG,
Bath & North-East Somerset

www.kingswood.bath.sch.uk

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

Read more about Kingswood School

Millfield Preparatory School

Edgarley Hall,
Glastonbury,
BA6 8LD,
Somerset

www.millfieldschool.com/prep

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

Read more about Millfield Preparatory School

Monkton Prep School

Church Road,
Combe Down,
Bath,
BA2 7ET,
Bath & North-East Somerset

www.monktoncombeschool.com

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

Read more about Monkton Prep School

Plymouth College

Ford Park,
Plymouth,
PL4 6RN,
Devon

www.plymouthcollege.com

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

Read more about Plymouth College

Abbey School

Hampton Court,
St Marychurch,
Torquay,
TQ1 4PR,
Devon

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

All Hallows Preparatory School

Cranmore Hall,
Shepton Mallet,
BA4 4SF,
Somerset

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

Ashbrooke House School & Pre-School

9 Ellenborough Park North,
Weston-Super-Mare,
BS23 1XH,
Somerset

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

Badminton Junior School

Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 3BA

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Badminton School

Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 3BA

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bath Academy

27 Queen Square,
Bath,
BA1 2HX,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

Blundell's Preparatory School

Milestones House,
Blundell's Road,
Tiverton,
EX16 4NA,
Devon

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

Blundell's School

Tiverton,
EX16 4DN,
Devon

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

Bournemouth Collegiate School

St Osmunds Road,
Parkstone,
Poole,
BH14 9JY,
Dorset

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

Bristol Grammar School

University Road,
Bristol,
BS8 1SR

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

Bristol Steiner School

Redland Hill House,
Redland,
Bristol,
BS6 6UX

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

Bruton School for Girls

Sunny Hill,
Bruton,
BA10 0NT,
Somerset

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

Bryanston School

Blandford Forum,
DT11 0PX,
Dorset

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

Brymore School

Cannington,
Bridgwater,
TA5 2NB,
Somerset

Boys, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Canford School

Canford Magna,
Wimborne,
BH21 3AD,
Dorset

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

Carmel Christian School

817A Bath Road,
Brislington,
Bristol,
BS4 5NL

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

Castle Court School

Knoll Lane,
Corfe Mullen,
Wimborne,
BH21 3RF,
Dorset

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

Chard School

Fore Street,
Chard,
TA20 1QA,
Somerset

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

Clayesmore Preparatory School

Iwerne Minster,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 8PH,
Dorset

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

Clayesmore School

Iwerne Minster,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 8LL,
Dorset

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

Cleve House School

254 Wells Road,
Knowle,
Bristol,
BS4 2PN

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

Clifton College

32 College Road,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 3JH

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

Clifton College Preparatory School

The Avenue,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 3HE

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

Clifton High School

College Road,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 3JD

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

Clifton Tutors Limited

31 Pembroke Road,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 3BE

Co-educational, Day.

Colston's School

Stapleton,
Bristol,
BS16 1BJ

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

Downside School

Stratton-on-the-Fosse,
Radstock,
Bath,
BA3 4RJ,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

Dumpton School

Deans Grove House,
Deans Grove,
Wimborne,
BH21 7AF,
Dorset

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

Ecole Française de Bristol

Stanton Road,
Southmead,
BS10 5SJ,
Bristol

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

EF Academy Torbay

Castle Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 3BG,
Devon

Co-educational, Boarding.

Exeter Cathedral School

The Chantry,
Palace Gate,
Exeter,
EX1 1HX,
Devon

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

Exeter School

Victoria Park Road,
Exeter,
EX2 4NS,
Devon

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

Exeter Tutorial College

44/46 Magdalen Road,
Exeter,
EX2 4TE,
Devon

Co-educational, Day.

Fairfield School

Fairfield Way,
Backwell,
Bristol,
BS48 3PD

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

Fletewood School

88 North Road East,
Plymouth,
PL4 6AN,
Devon

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

Gracefield Preparatory School

266 Overndale Road,
Fishponds,
Bristol,
BS16 2RG

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

Hanford School

Child Okeford,
Blandford,
DT11 8HN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Preparatory.

King Edward's Junior School

North Road,
Bath,
BA2 6JA,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

King Edward's Pre-Prep & Nursery School

Weston Lane,
Bath,
BA1 4AQ,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

King Edward's Senior School

North Road,
Bath,
BA2 6HU,
Bath & North-East Somerset

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

King's Bruton

The Plox,
Bruton,
BA10 0ED,
Somerset

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

King's College

Taunton,
TA1 3LA,
Somerset

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

King's School

Hartley Road,
Mannamead,
Plymouth,
PL3 5LW,
Devon

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

Kingswood Preparatory School

College Road,
Lansdown,
Bath,
BA1 5SD,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

Knighton House School and The Orchard Pre-prep

Durweston,
Blandford,
DT11 0PY,
Dorset

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

Leweston Prep School

Sherborne,
DT9 6EN,
Dorset

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

Leweston Senior School

Sherborne,
DT9 6EN,
Dorset

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

Magdalen Court School

Mulberry House,
Victoria Park Road,
Exeter,
EX2 4NU,
Devon

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

Millfield School

Street,
BA16 0YD,
Somerset

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

Milton Abbey School

Blandford Forum,
DT11 0BZ,
Dorset

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

Monkton Senior School

Monkton Combe,
Bath,
BA2 7HG,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

Mount Kelly

Parkwood Road,
Tavistock,
PL19 0HZ,
Devon

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

Park School

45-49 Queens Park,
South Drive,
Bournemouth,
BH8 9BJ,
Dorset

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

Park School

Park Road,
Dartington,
Totnes,
TQ9 6EQ,
Devon

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

Perrott Hill

North Perrott,
Crewkerne,
TA18 7SL,
Somerset

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

Plymouth College Preparatory School

St Dunstan's Abbey,
The Millfields,
Plymouth,
PL1 3JL,
Devon

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

Polwhele House School

Truro,
TR4 9AE,
Cornwall

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

Port Regis

Motcombe Park,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 9QA,
Dorset

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

Prior Park College

Ralph Allen Drive,
Bath,
BA2 5AH,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

Queen Elizabeth's Community Technology College

Western Road,
Crediton,
EX17 3LU,
Devon

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital

Berkeley Place,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 1JX

Boys, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Queen's College

Trull Road,
Taunton,
TA1 4QS,
Somerset

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

Royal High School Bath

Lansdown Road,
Bath,
BA1 5SZ,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

Sands School

Greylands,
48 East Street,
Ashburton,
TQ13 7AX,
Devon

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Sexey's School

Cole Road,
Bruton,
BA10 0DF,
Somerset

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Shaftesbury School

Salisbury Road,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8ER,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Shebbear College

Shebbear,
Beaworthy,
EX21 5HJ,
Devon

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

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Road,
Sherborne,
DT9 3QN,
Dorset

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sherborne International

Newell Grange,
Newell,
Sherborne,
DT9 4EZ,
Dorset

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior.

Sherborne Preparatory School

Acreman Street,
Sherborne,
DT9 3NY,
Dorset

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

Sherborne School

Abbey Road,
Sherborne,
DT9 3AP,
Dorset

Boys, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sidcot School

Oakridge Lane,
Winscombe,
BS25 1PD,
Somerset

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

South Devon Steiner School

Hood Manor, Buckfastleigh Road,
Dartington,
Totnes,
TQ9 6AB,
Devon

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

Springmead Preparatory School & Nursery

13 Castle Corner,
Beckington,
Frome,
BA11 6TA,
Somerset

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

St Christopher's Preparatory School

Mount Barton,
Staverton,
TQ9 6PF,
Devon

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

St John's International School

Broadway,
Sidmouth,
EX10 8RG,
Devon

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

St Joseph's School

15 St Stephen's Hill,
Launceston,
PL15 8HN,
Cornwall

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

St Martin's School

15 Stokewood Road,
Bournemouth,
BH3 7NA,
Dorset

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

St Peter's School

Harefield,
Lympstone,
Exmouth,
EX8 5AU,
Devon

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

St Petroc's School

Ocean View Road,
Bude,
EX23 8NJ,
Cornwall

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

St Wilfrid's School

25-29 St David's Hill,
Exeter,
EX4 4DA,
Devon

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

St. Piran's School

14 Trelissick Road,
Hayle,
TR27 4HY,
Cornwall

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

Stover School

Stover,
Newton Abbot,
TQ12 6QG,
Devon

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

Sunninghill Preparatory School

South Court,
South Walks,
Dorchester,
DT1 1EB,
Dorset

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

Sunny Hill Prep School

Sunny Hill,
Bruton,
BA10 0NT,
Somerset

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

Talbot Heath

Rothesay Road,
Bournemouth,
BH4 9NJ,
Dorset

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

Talbot House Preparatory School

8 Firs Glen Road,
Bournemouth,
BH9 2LR,
Dorset

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

Taunton Preparatory School

Staplegrove Road,
Taunton,
TA2 6AE,
Somerset

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

Taunton School

Staplegrove Road,
Taunton,
TA2 6AD,
Somerset

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

The Downs School

Wraxall,
Bristol,
BS48 1PF

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

The Five Islands School

Carn Thomas,
St Mary's,
TR21 0JY,
Isles of Scilly

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior.

The Maynard School

Denmark Road,
Exeter,
EX1 1SJ,
Devon

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The New School

The Avenue,
Exminster,
Exeter,
EX6 8AT,
Devon

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory.

The Paragon School

Lyncombe House,
Lyncombe Vale,
Bath,
BA2 4LT,
Bath & North-East Somerset

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

The Red Maids' Junior School

Grange Court Road,
Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 4DP

Girls, Day, Preparatory.

The Red Maids' Senior School

Westbury Road,
Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol,
BS9 3AW

Girls, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tockington Manor School

Washingpool Hill Road,
Tockington,
Bristol,
BS32 4NY

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

Torwood House School

8, 27-29 Durdham Park,
Redland,
Bristol,
BS6 6XE

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

Trinity School

Buckeridge Road,
Teignmouth,
TQ14 8LY,
Devon

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

Truro High School for Girls

Falmouth Road,
Truro,
TR1 2HU,
Cornwall

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

Truro School

Trennick Lane,
Truro,
TR1 1TH,
Cornwall

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

Wellington Prep School

South Street,
Wellington,
TA21 8NT,
Somerset

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

Wellington School

South Street,
Wellington,
TA21 8NT,
Somerset

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

Wells Cathedral Junior School

8 New Street,
Wells,
BA5 2LQ,
Somerset

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

Wells Cathedral School

The Liberty,
Wells,
BA5 2ST,
Somerset

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

West Buckland School

Barnstaple,
EX32 0SX,
Devon

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

Yarrells Preparatory School

Yarrells House,
Upton,
Poole,
BH16 5EU,
Dorset

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