List of Independent Schools in Gloucestershire

There are a range of independent schools in Gloucestershire covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

Gloucestershire Independent Schools that accept entry into year seven

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College is an all girls school.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College- 844 pupils.

“Cheltenham Ladies’ College opened in 1854 and, over 160 years later, they continue to be proud of our history of pioneering girls’ education and their strong tradition of innovation and academic excellence. College is a vibrant community of boarding and day girls, with outstanding teaching, pastoral care, facilities and co-curricular activities. As they look to the future, they will continue their commitment to the development of intellectually curious, self-motivated and enthusiastic young women.”

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Rendcomb College

Rendcomb College is a mixed school.

Rendcomb College- 376 pupils.

“Set in an idyllic Cotswold setting 5 miles north of Cirencester, Rendcomb College is an HMC co-educational, boarding and day school for 3-18 year olds which provides a stimulating, challenging and exciting all-round education. They provide an exceptional educational experience for pupils in a family environment which both cares for the needs of the individual and encourages mutual support.”

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St Edward’s School

St Edward’s School is a mixed school.

St Edward’s School- 342 pupils.

“Formed out of a merger of two former grammar schools, they are a Catholic School which welcomes all. They achieved record Oxbridge success last year, but are equally good with the less academically focused pupils. Extra-curricular activities and pastoral care are central to their ethos. They have a mixture of historic buildings and modern facilities, with a number of new developments opened in recent years.”

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The King’s School

The King’s School is a mixed.

The King’s School- 591 pupils.

“King’s is a leading independent Cathedral School for girls and boys aged 3-18. Established in 1541 by Henry VIII, and with a rich history that stretches back to 1022, King’s provides a contemporary education in an historic and inspirational setting. Providing an all through education for pupils adds to the powerful feeling of community that is at the heart of their school.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers