List of Independent Schools in Oxfordshire

There are a range of independent schools in Oxfordshire 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).

Oxfordshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven


d’Ovebroeck’s is a mixed school.

d’Ovebroeck’s- 475 pupils.

“North of Oxford city centre, independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 11-18 offering students an active approach to learning through comprehensive academic and extracurricular programmes.”

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Headington School

Headington School is an all girls school.

Headington School- 1082 pupils.

“Just one mile from central Oxford and surrounded by its own grounds and playing fields, Headington is a boarding and day school for girls aged 3½-18. Despite the school’s place in the academic first division, their true strength lies in their commitment to the needs of each individual pupil. Whatever your daughter chooses to do in life, they can give her the skills and confidence that she needs to succeed.”

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Magdalen College School

Magdalen College School is an all boys school from age 7-14 but a mixed school from age 15-18.

Magdalen College School- 898 pupils.

“MCS is one of the country’s leading schools. It has twice in recent years been the top boys school in The Times A level league tables and it was The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year, 2008. 41% have been offered Oxbridge places in 2011. MCS has the benefits of the University and city facilities. Sport, Music, Art and Drama are strong. Pastoral care is outstanding.”

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Oxford High School

Oxford High School is an all girls school.

Oxford High School- 871 pupils.

“Oxford High is Oxford’s oldest girls’ school and leads the way in innovative teaching and care of its 900 students aged from 4 to 18. With 1 in 4 regularly going onto Oxbridge and most students receiving the course and destination of their choice, OHS girls leave school full of confidence and self-esteem having benefited from close tutor relationships and a focus on understanding how girls learn and develop. A happy, vibrant, busy place located right in the heart of Oxford.”

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Rye St Antony School

Rye St Antony School is a mixed school from age 3-8 but an all girls school from age 9-18.

Rye St Antony School- 325 pupils.

“An independent girls boarding and day school in Oxford, Rye St Antony is highly regarded for its happy and purposeful atmosphere, an atmosphere in which pupils enjoy working and achieving. The school aims to develop bright and enquiring minds in young people who are being encouraged to grow steadily in their understanding of themselves and 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