Independent schools in Lancashire, UK: Private primary school & secondary school in Blackburn, sixth-form college close to Manchester & Preston in north-west England. Pre-school / nursery for young children, before-school & after-school child care for boys & girls.
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn: At the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, we have an excellent reputation for providing top-class education to pupils in the wide catchment area of Lancashire. Centrally located in Blackburn, with an attractive parkside setting, QEGS is one of the leading co-educational independent day schools in the North-West of England, offering a first-class academic and extra-curricular education and excellent pastoral care to boys and girls aged 3 to 18, all on one site. Throughout our school, pupils benefit from small class sizes and excellent pastoral care. They thrive in a safe, caring environment and form stable and enduring friendships which continue well beyond school.
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Education Programmes: From age 3-18, pupils are given the finest education possible at QEGS. The programmes we run include:
- Foundation Stage / Lower School Program (3-6 years)
- Middle School Program (7-10 years)
- Upper School Program (11-14 years)
- Sixth Form (14+)
- Q-Plus: flexible before and after-school care
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Rochester Independent College, in the County of Kent, just east of London, offers a distinctive alternative to a conventional sixth form and a stepping stone between school and university.
Established in 1984, we accept day students from the age of 11. Boarding is available for A-level students and Year 11 students on GCSE courses who are aged 16 or older.
Students come to us from all over the UK and the world, as well as the local area. There are no bells ringing, no uniforms and everybody is on first name terms. The College has an atmosphere closer to university than school where students are treated as young adults.
About 65 of the College's 280 students are boarders. Our Halls combine the informality of a university residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for young adults.
The College offers students the opportunity to thrive in an atmosphere of managed independence and acts as a stepping stone between school and university.
Our focus is on examination success in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere. Students are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations. Rochester Independent College is accredited by the ISC (Independent Schools Council).
Co-educational Secondary School Program for boys & girls ages 11 and up:
- Day Programs (ages 11 and up)
- Full Boarding Program (ages 16 and up)
- One or two-year GCSE courses in the Lower School
- One or two-year A-level courses in Sixth Form
- Retake programs – GCSE and A level
- Medical, Dental and Vet Science Programs
- Visual and Creative Art courses
- Film and Media Studies
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
Moreton Hall Prep School is a co-educational, private, junior school for boys and girls from Nursery through to Prep school (ages 3-13), offering boarding (ages 7-13) and day facilities (ages 3-13). It is located in Bury St Edmunds, a town in the county of Suffolk in the south-east of England, approximately 90 minutes north-east of London and 30 minutes east of Cambridge.
Our small school size but spacious surroundings allow us to look after each boy or girl as an individual in an environment they find both understanding and supportive. Our class sizes ensure that overseas students integrate fully and receive an educational experience they enjoy while they are with us, and value afterwards.
Each boy and girl is a welcome member of our family for who they are; no-one needs to be worried about being overlooked, misunderstood or side-lined. This inclusiveness is at the heart of our school’s strength.
After all, good teaching depends and thrives upon the quality of the relationship between teacher and student. The better they understand each other, the more the rapport is tailored at a personal level, the more fruitful and lasting are the educational gains.
Located in Clapham, South London, directly opposite Clapham Common, Parkgate House School is an independent, co-educational preparatory school serving Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory students ages 2-11. We provide specialist teachers, a rich curriculum and a reputation for equipping children for success at many of the country’s leading senior schools. With only 230 pupils across the Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory years, we take pride in getting to know every child just that little bit better.
Established in 1987, we have built our name on combining a warm, welcoming and caring atmosphere with small class sizes for children aged 2½ to 11 years. Our strong, educational ethos is based upon providing teaching that caters to each child individually and empowers and encourages all children to think for themselves and achieve outstanding results.
From our caring and nurturing Montessori Nursery - where children first benefit from our use of specialist teachers - to the carefully structured learning environment of the Pre-Prep and Prep years, the successes of our curriculum are further enriched by our established after-school activities and our extra-curricular programmes.
Wonderfully located near Kensington Palace, Ashbourne College in Kensington, West London, is an Independent Sixth Form College offering GCSE and A level pre-university education to international and UK students. Following the university ethos, the college combines informality and an adult approach to education, at both A level and GCSE, with a disciplined system in which each student's work is carefully monitored.
The college is fully co-educational and considers its primary strength to be its small size, coupled with its friendly and caring approach. The School is diverse, with approximately 50% of students coming from overseas.
Ashbourne is one of the best private colleges for A levels (pre-university) in the UK. It offers many opportunities, including: class sizes of 10 or less, a choice of over 30 subjects, and excellent academic results. The college appeals to those who want a more grown-up approach to education but who also value the support, encouragement and academic focus that are Ashbourne's hallmarks.
Worth School is a Benedictine (Catholic) independent co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. The school is situated in Turners Hill, West Sussex, in South East England, only 50 km from London and 12 km from Gatwick Airport. At Worth, we see our pupils as 'Lanterns to Light'. Inspiring pupils to think, learn, create, imagine and perform is crucial if each individual is to develop their intellectual potential. Pupils are not merely taught what they need to know but, much more importantly, how to learn.
Academic Excellence is achieved primarily by excellent teaching and also by the application of new approaches to learning and a variety of exciting opportunities in which to discover and learn. A major strength of the school is the broad curriculum and the all-round education that pupils enjoy. Worth is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate alongside the traditional A Level curriculum, so that Sixth Form pupils can have as wide a choice as possible in the type of curriculum that suits them best. Examination results in both the IB and A Levels are high and our students enter the very best universities in the UK and abroad.
- Day Programmes for boys and girls aged 11-18
- Boarding Programmes for boys from Year 7 upwards, for girls as of Year 9
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form
- International Baccalaureate Programme
- Learning Support Classes
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Core Subjects include Art, English, Drama, French, Geography, History, ICT, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Technology
Dulwich Montessori Nursery School is situated in a beautiful and light Church Hall in Dulwich, in the London Borough of Southwark in south London, approx. 5 miles and a twenty minute drive to the city centre. We provide fulltime and parttime nursery and preschool programs for young children (2-5 years) throughout the Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill, Balham, Norwood, Herne Hill and surrounding communities. The main purpose for establishing Dulwich Montessori Nursery School more than a decade ago continues today.
We strive to provide carefully planned and stimulating environment to help our students develop an excellent foundation for creative learning. The learning materials at Dulwich Montessori Nursery School have been designed to provide a wide variety of learning experiences geared towards the developmental needs of young children. Each activity involves experiencing with unique materials proven to be intensely fascinating for the young child. When engaged in well structured tasks, our students experience inner satisfaction leaving them with a positive attitude towards everything connected with school.
Nursery and Preschool programs for 2 to 5 year olds; Morning sessions; Afternoon sessions. Activities include storytime, art and craft, creativity, music and movement as well as French lessons. Dulwich Montessori Nursery School is now open from 8-30 am to 3 pm Monday to Thursday and 8-30 am to 1 pm on Friday.