List of Independent Schools in Northumberland

There are a range of independent schools in Northumberland 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).

Northumberland Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Longridge Towers School

Longridge Towers School is a mixed school.

Longridge Towers School- 318 pupils.

“Longridge Towers School is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3-18 set in 80 acres of grounds, on the outskirts of Berwick upon Tweed. The Junior Department caters for pupils from 3-11 years. The Senior School offers courses to GCSE and A level, and the majority of leavers go to university. Non teaching Houseparents look after boarders aged 11-18.”

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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