Downe House School

Downe House is an exceptional boarding school for girls aged 11-18 years with family-friendly boarding and day places.

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Independent schools in West Berkshire

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Downe House School

Downe House,
Cold Ash,
RG18 9JJ,
West Berkshire

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools

RG18 9UL,
West Berkshire

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

Cheam School

RG19 8LD,
West Berkshire

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

Horris Hill

RG20 9DJ,
West Berkshire

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

Newbury Hall

Enborne Road,
(corner of Rockingham Road),
RG14 6AD,
West Berkshire

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

St Gabriel's

Sandleford Priory,
RG20 9BD,
West Berkshire

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

St Michael's School

Harts Lane,
RG20 9JW,
West Berkshire

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