List of Independent Schools in Worcestershire

There are a range of independent schools in Worcestershire 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).

Worcestershire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Dodderhill School

Dodderhill School is a mixed school from age 0-7 but an all girls school from 8-16.

Dodderhill School- 248 pupils.

“Success at Dodderhill is not just measured by academic achievement – artistic, creative & sporting opportunities help girls discover and develop many talents but their focus on the individual ensures that each pupil realises her potential, producing GCSE results consistently among the best in Worcestershire. A Dodderhill education prepares girls to lead active, fulfilling and successful lives.”

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Malvern St James Girls’ School

Malvern St James Girls’ School is an all girls school.

Malvern St James Girls’ School- 397 pupils.

“Malvern St James Girls’ School is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Malvern Hills and is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 4-18. Their values today reflect those of their founding schools, set up in the nineteenth century by pioneering proponents of women’s education. MSJ continues a fine heritage of academic rigour, outstanding enrichment and leadership opportunities, and preparing girls for rewarding careers and lives”

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RGS Worcester

RGS Worcester is a mixed school.

RGS Worcester- 1250 pupils.

“RGS Worcester is an outstanding co-educational school producing high-achieving pupils. RGS marries the very best of Grammar School traditions, having been founded in 1291, with excellent facilities and the widest range of opportunities for pupils. Excellent pastoral care is at the corner-stone of the school’s ethos, nurturing all pupils to maximise their abilities.”

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The King’s School

The King’s School is a mixed school.

The King’s School- 910 pupils.

“King’s Worcester is a thriving independent day school, located next to the Cathedral. They aim to provide an exceptional educational experience, helping each pupil to achieve their best academically and instilling confidence. Entrance is by entrance examination at 11+, 13+ and 16+, but may be possible into other year groups.”

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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