List of Independent Schools in Lancashire

There are a range of independent schools in Lancashire 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).

Lancashire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven


AKS is a mixed school.

AKS- 691 pupils.

“AKS are proud of our high academic standards, and many other achievements in the arts, sport and service to the local community. Talented teachers, small classes, excellent facilities and a positive, disciplined ethos ensure that levels of achievement are high.”

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Kirkham Grammar School

Kirkham Grammar School is a mixed school.

Kirkham Grammar School- 839 pupils.

“A thriving co-educational school featuring a strong family ethos, excellent academic results and a broad extra-curricular programme that combines to provide a well-balanced education.”

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Scarisbrick Hall School

Scarisbrick Hall School is a mixed school.

Scarisbrick Hall School- 608 pupils.

“Scarisbrick Hall School care for children from birth to 16 years with the emphasis on personalised learning. They will never lose sight of traditional teaching methods however their VLE gives teachers, parents and pupils access to teaching and learning resources 24/7. The aim is for children to enjoy learning and for them to be ready to face the challenges of life in the 21st Century.”

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Westholme School

Westholme School is a mixed school.

Westholme School – 800+ pupils.

“It is the ethos of Westholme School that all pupils of all ages should be valued for their achievements and positive qualities. Throughout the community of Westholme there will be respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life. All people who make up the community of Westholme should receive equality of opportunity with their peers. While knowledge of and respect for different cultures will always be encouraged, no one should seek to impose his or her beliefs and practices upon others.”

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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