List of Independent Schools in South Yorkshire

There are a range of independent schools in South Yorkshire 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).

South Yorkshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Birkdale School

Birkdale School is an all boys school from age 4 to 15 but a mixed school from age 16-18.

Birkdale School- 817 pupils.

“Education is provided for boys from 4-18 years and for girls from 16-18 years in the Sixth Form. Known for its high academic standards this HMC/IAPS school provides within a distinctively Christian ethos a wide range of out of school activities to educate the whole person. Pastoral care is given a strong emphasis.”

School Website:

Hill House School

Hill House School is a mixed school.

Hill House School- 730 pupils.

“Hill House School is a day school for around 700 girls and boys aged 3 to 18. They achieve the top GCSE results in the district, and sporting and musical achievements at national levels.The school enjoys substantial buildings and grounds. They pride themselves in being able to bring out the potential in all of the children.”

School Website:

Sheffield High School

Sheffield High School is an all girls school.

Sheffield High School- 876 pupils.

“Sheffield High School is a 4-18 girls day school, situated in spacious grounds in the suburb of Broomhill. New facilities include a Sixth Form Centre, Sports Hall and an astroturf. An excellent all round education, results are consistently amongst the best in Yorkshire. There is a full programme of Sport, Music, Drama, Art. The school has Artsmark Gold status and International Schools’ Award.”

School Website:

Westbourne School

Westbourne School is a mixed school.

Westbourne School- 350 pupils.

“Westbourne School is the only co educational independent school in Sheffield which caters for children from Pre School right through to Y11 (GCSE). The average class size is less than 16. The children smile, they are happy.”

School Website:

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