Independent schools in Cheshire

Discover independent schools in Cheshire – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Chester, Stockport and Northwich.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Cheshire

Entry to pre-prep is normally in the year a child reaches age 5 but some schools offer a nursery provision for the early years as well. Prep schools start at age 8 and go through until transition to senior school at either 11 or 13 years. Some schools offer every stage from pre-prep, prep and senior providing a single school foundation for a child.

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Abbey Gate College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Alderley Edge School for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Cheadle Hulme School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Cransley School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Pownall Hall School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Stockport Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Terra Nova School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    The Grange School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    The King's School Chester
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    The King's School Macclesfield
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    The Queen's School Chester
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    The Ryleys
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Wilmslow Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Senior schools in Cheshire

    Entry to senior school is normally at age 11 or 13. Some senior schools also offer a pre-prep and prep, providing a single foundation for a child without the need to change schools.

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    Abbey Gate College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Alderley Edge School for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Cheadle Hulme School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Cransley School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Stockport Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    The Grange School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    The Hammond
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    The King's School Chester
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    The King's School Macclesfield
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    The Queen's School Chester
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils