List of Independent Schools in Nottinghamshire

There are a range of independent schools in Nottinghamshire 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).

Nottinghamshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Nottingham Girls’ High School

Nottingham Girls’ High School is an all girls school.

Nottingham Girls’ High School- 835 pupils.

“Nottingham Girls High School is an independent school educating girls from 4-18 years. Friendly and welcoming, the school provides a secure and supportive environment for learning. The examination results are among the best in the country, however everyone is encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra curricular activities to develop skills and qualities that will lead to a happy future.”

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Nottingham High School

Nottingham High School is a mixed school.

Nottingham High School- 1003 pupils.

“Nottingham High School is a co-educational independent school for boys and girls aged 4-18 situated in the City of Nottingham.”

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Trent College

Trent College is a mixed school.

Trent College- 1178 pupils.

“Situated on the border of Nottingham and Derbyshire in Long Eaton, Trent College is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school for 11 to 18 year olds. The school’s most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report (June 2015) praised pupils’ personal development, including highly developed self-confidence and a strong understanding of right and wrong. Outcomes for boarders and extra-curricular provision were two elements judged as ‘excellent’.”

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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