Independent schools in Hampshire

Discover independent schools in Hampshire – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Fareham, New Milton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Petersfield, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Hampshire

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

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Boundary Oak School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Churcher's College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

    Durlston Court
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Embley
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Farleigh School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Forres Sandle Manor
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Highfield and Brookham Schools
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Pilgrims' School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Portsmouth High School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Prince's Mead School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St John's College Southsea
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Neot's Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Nicholas' School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Swithun's School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    The Portsmouth Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Twyford School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Walhampton
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    West Hill Park
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Yateley Manor School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Senior schools in Hampshire

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

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Boundary Oak School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Churcher's College
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

    Durlston Court
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Embley
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Farnborough Hill
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    King Edward VI School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Lord Wandsworth College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Portsmouth High School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St John's College Southsea
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Nicholas' School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Swithun's School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    The Portsmouth Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Winchester College
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils