Independent schools in Gloucestershire

Discover independent schools in Gloucestershire – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester and Tewkesbury.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Gloucestershire

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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Beaudesert Park School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Berkhampstead School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

    Cheltenham College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Dean Close School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Hatherop Castle Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Kitebrook Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Rendcomb College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Edward's School, Cheltenham
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    400 to 700 pupils

    The Richard Pate School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Tockington Manor School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    400 to 700 pupils

    Wycliffe College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Senior schools in Gloucestershire

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

    200 to 400 pupils

    Cheltenham College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Cheltenham Ladies' College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Dean Close School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Rendcomb College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Edward's School, Cheltenham
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    400 to 700 pupils

    Wycliffe College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils