List of Independent Schools in Norfolk

There are a range of independent schools in Norfolk 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).

Norfolk Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Gresham’s School

Gresham’s School is a mixed school.

Gresham’s School- 472 pupils.

“The best way to judge a school is by its pupils and at Gresham’s they are proud of the students, who leave as quietly confident young adults. A co-educational boarding school, with excellent academic results and a commitment to the arts and sports, every child has an opportunity to excel. They offer both the IB Diploma and A Levels, allowing each student to follow the most appropriate academic path.”

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Norwich High School

Norwich High School is an all girls school.

Norwich High School- 609 pupils.

At Norwich High School, they believe passionately in putting girls first. The school give girls the very best opportunities to find their strengths, explore the whole breadth of subject options, and tailor all that we do around their needs. In and outside the classrooms, there are no barriers of expectations and modifications of behaviour that can arise in a co-educational environment. The girls are just as keen to pursue Computing, Engineering, and the Sciences, as they are the Arts and Humanities. Innovation is built into the school’s DNA, as it was the very first girls’ school to be founded outside London, and they continue to seek innovation in all that they do.”

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Norwich School

Norwich School is a mixed school.

Norwich School- 1084 pupils.

“Ethos Learning and scholarship are at the heart of the broad education that Norwich School provides. Christian values – notably love and compassion for one another – underpin the activities and relationships.”

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Thetford Grammar School

Thetford Grammar School is a mixed school.

Thetford Grammar School- 220 pupils.

“Thetford Grammar School is a high achieving co-educational day school in East Anglia, running through from 3 years in EYFS to the Sixth Form. The very nature of this ‘all through’ school places great emphasis on a supportive environment, one of which pupils take responsibility for themselves and for each other. The pupils come from a wide catchment area covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. They blend the traditions of hard work and extra-curricular activity for the benefit of all.” 

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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