List of Independent Schools in Wiltshire

There are a range of independent schools in Wiltshire 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).

Wiltshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Dauntsey’s School

Dauntsey’s School is a mixed school.

Dauntsey’s School- 832 pupils

“A leading HMC boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 11-18. Dauntsey’s is an academically strong school with huge opportunities in music, drama, art, sport and adventure activities. All information about Dauntsey’s can be found on the School’s regularly updated and informative website.”

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Leehurst Swan School

Leehurst Swan School is a mixed school.

Leehurst Swan School- 285 pupils.

“Leehurst Swan is a coeducational, independent, day school in Salisbury, close to the centre of the city. It also has a pavilion and playing fields in The Cathedral Close. They offer an a broad education based on Christian values, where pupils can both learn and enjoy themselves. Academic results are outstanding and the school has noted strengths in Art, Photography, Science, Music, trips and activities.”

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St Mary’s Calne

St Mary’s Calne is an all girls school.

St Mary’s Calne- 346 pupils.

“St Mary’s is a boarding and day school of around 325 girls between the ages of 11 and 18. Approximately 80% board, and all take part in the full curriculum and extra-curricular activities on offer. The school has exceptional pastoral care and this, coupled with a commitment to providing an innovative, personalised curriculum, means that each individual girl is at the heart of everything we do.”

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Stonar School

Stonar School is a mixed school.

Stonar School- 300 pupils.

“Stonar School provides day and boarding education for girls aged 2-18 and boys aged 2-11, providing unrivalled opportunities for every individual to excel. The school was highly praised for its academic excellence and outstanding pastoral care in its 2008 ISI report.The school is set in 80 acres of stunning parkland and gardens just one and a quarter hours by train from London. Pupils may board from the age of 8.”

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Warminster School

Warminster School is a mixed school.

Warminster School- 554 pupils.

“Warminster School places a very strong emphasis on the holistic development of each child as a valued individual. Within the community, characterised by a supportive and welcoming family atmosphere, individuality flourishes. Each child is encouraged to develop and thrive both academically and in all areas of sporting and extra-curricular endeavour.”

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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