Private schools in London

Private schools in London typically offer a high quality of education and also have perks such as more modern facilities, smaller classes and more extracurricular options. Though fees will need to be paid in order to attend a London private school, tuition is generally lower than that of the city's international schools.

Generally, these schools do follow the national curriculum of the UK, although more and more are offering students the opportunity to study for the International Baccalaureate (IB).

The majority of private schools are selective, especially at the senior school level. Students are expected to pass an exam to get a place and sometimes even have an interview. While expat children are eligible to attend private schools, parents should note that places are highly sought after and at some private schools student intake is limited.


Private schools in London 

City of London School

Gender: Boys only
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 10 to 18
Website: www.clsb.org.uk

City of London School for Girls

Gender: Girls only
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 7 to 18
Website: www.clsg.org.uk

Durston House School

Gender: Boys only
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 4 to 13
Website: www.durstonhouse.org

Godolphin and Latymer School

Gender: Girls only
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate
Ages: 11 to 18
Website: www.godolphinandlatymer.com

Harrow School

Gender: Boys only
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE, A-levels
Ages: 13 to 18
Website: www.harrowschool.org.uk

James Allen’s Girls’ School

Gender: Girls only
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, A-levels
Ages: 4 to 18
Website: www.jags.org.uk

Keble Prep

Gender: Boys only
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 4 to 13
Website: www.kebleprep.co.uk

King’s College School 

Gender: Boys only up to Year 11 (7 to 16) and co-educational Sixth Form (16 to 18)
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, A-levels
Ages: 7 to 18
Website: www.kcs.org.uk

South Hampstead High School

Curriculum: English National Curriculum, A-levels
Gender: Girls only
Ages: 7 to 18
Website: www.shhs.gdst.net

St Paul’s School

Gender: Boys only
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE, A-levels
Ages: 13 to 18
Website: www.stpaulsschool.org.uk

Westminster School

Gender: Boys only up to Year 11 (7 to 16) and co-educational Sixth Form (16 to 18)
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 7 to 18
Website: www.westminster.org.uk

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