London Independent and Private Schools

While there are several very good grammar schools in London (see our area guides for a list) the fact remains that finding a good school in London is a very difficult process.

We know that many parents do look at Independent Schools either because they feel the education offered in the private sector is more suitable or because other suitable state options do not exist locally.

There’s lots of information in this section of the site including a list of schools offering scholarships and bursaries and information about The London 11+ Consortium.

Many parents put their children in for both Grammar and Independent School entry tests at 11. We have a section on preparing children for their Independent school tests during the period September-January once the Grammar School exams have finished.