Independent schools in North West London

Discover independent schools in North West London – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around St John's Wood, Mill Hill, Pinner, Harrow, Hampstead and Northwood.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in North West London

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

    100 to 200 pupils

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

    100 to 200 pupils

    Arnold House School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Belmont Mill Hill Prep
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Buckingham Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Devonshire House Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Grimsdell Mill Hill Pre-Prep
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    100 to 200 pupils

    Hereward House School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Holland House School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Lyndhurst House Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Naima Jewish Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    North Bridge House Prep School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    North London Collegiate School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Northwood College for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Orley Farm School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

    Saint Christina's School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Sarum Hall School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    South Hampstead High School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    St Anthony's School for Boys
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Anthony's School for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    < 100 pupils

    St Christopher's School Hampstead
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    1,000+ pupils

    St John's School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Margaret's School Hampstead
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    St Martin's School Northwood
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Mary's School Hampstead
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    The Cavendish School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    The Hall School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    University College School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Senior schools in North West London

    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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    Francis Holland School, Regent's Park
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Harrow School
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Merchant Taylors' School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Mill Hill School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    North London Collegiate School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Northwood College for Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    South Hampstead High School
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

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

    1,000+ pupils

    St Margaret's School Hampstead
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    The John Lyon School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    University College School
  • Day
  • Boys
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils