Independent schools in Cumbria

Discover independent schools in Cumbria – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Penrith, Sedbergh, Carlisle and Windermere.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Cumbria

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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Austin Friars School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Hunter Hall Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    < 100 pupils

    Sedbergh School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Windermere School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Senior schools in Cumbria

    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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    Austin Friars School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Sedbergh School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Windermere School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils