Schools in the South West

West Dorset Taxis

AIRTHRIE SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Beth Sullivan, Principal

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 11 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 160
29 Christchurch Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 2NY
Tel. +44(0)1242 512837
Fax.+44(0)1242 579583

 
Airthrie is an Independent Day School in Cheltenham for boys and girls, aged 3 to 11 years. Childhood is a once in a lifetime experience and we believe that each child should enjoy every dimension of learning whilst experiencing individual attention in a caring environment.
Children at Airthrie thrive within our friendly and welcoming school, not only a place to learn but also to play, make friends and grow.
 

BLUNDELL'S SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Tracy Frankpitt

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 11 - 18 years 

Attendance

:  Boarding (Full, Weekly & Flexi) & Day

No. of Students

: 579

Religious Affiliation

: Inter denominational
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 4DN
Tel. +44(0)1884 252543
Fax.+44(0)1884 243232

 
This vibrant school combines a strong tradition of academic ambition, where a genuine love of study and scholarship is nurtured, with excellent pastoral care. The community spirit and enduring friendships formed at Blundell's, together with the intellectual, physical and cultural interests they develop here, provide pupils with skills for life. Blundellians have successfully progressed to a wide range of courses at the strongest universities and to a diversity of careers.
 

BRAMDEAN SCHOOL

Contact

: Mr D A Connett

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 190

Religious Affiliation

: Inter denominational
Richmond Lodge
Homefield Road
Heavitree, Exeter
Devon
EX1 2QR
Tel. +44(0)1392 273387
Fax.+44(0)1392 439330

 
Bramdean is a traditional school offering a high level of education.  The school aims to fulfil the potential of each pupil it accepts and to supply a varied range of opportunities for personal success both inside and outside the classroom, and to also promote the development of sound Christian values. Emphasis is placed on old-fashioned values of politeness, social behaviour and self-discipline, a sense of  responsibility and service to the community and a genuine commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
 

DAUNTSEY'S SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Joanna Sagers, Registrar

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 11 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 790
West Lavington
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 4HE
Tel. +44(01380 814501

 
Dauntsey's is a leading co-educational boarding and day school of some 790 pupils aged 11 to 18, set in idyllic countryside on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
Most striking perhaps is the atmosphere at Dauntsey’s. Visitors comment on the happy and friendly atmosphere; the energy, purpose and determination to do well. For more information please visit our website which we think will give you a real flavour of Dauntsey’s.
 

EXETER SCHOOL

Registrar

: Mrs Wendy Drake

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 7 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 850

Religious Affiliation

: Christian
Victoria Park Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 4NS
Tel. +44(0)1392 273679
Fax.+44(0)1392 498144

 
This outstandingly successful co-educational day school is a centre of academic, cultural and sporting excellence within its own extensive grounds in the heart of the cathedral city of Exeter. Each year almost all of our pupils go on to university including 10-15 to Oxford or Cambridge.
 

HEYWOOD PREP

Contact

: Mr Guy Barrett, Headmaster

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 2 - 11 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 160

Religious Affiliation

: Non Denominational
The Priory
Priory Street
Corsham
Wiltshire
SN13 0AP
Tel. +44(0)1249 713379
Fax.+44(0)1249 701757

 
Heywood Prep is a caring, friendly community in which happy children discover a love of learning and the confidence to fulfil their potential. We are an independent prep school and nursery, for boys and girls aged two to eleven, located in the heart of Corsham, Wiltshire, with two acres of beautiful gardens where children play and explore. Our most recent inspection report described us as "Outstanding... a warm, caring and stimulating environment in which each child can develop as an individual."
 

KINGHAM HILL SCHOOL

Contact

: Mr M Morris

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 11 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 221

Religious Affiliation

: Church of England
Kingham
Chipping Norton
Oxon
OX7 6TH
Tel. +44(0)1608 658999
Fax.+44(0)1608 658658

 
Beautifully situated in 92-acres of rolling Cotswold countryside Kingham Hill enjoys wonderful sporting facilities and places high priority upon:
. Christian values that permeate school life
. Added value that enables so many to exceed all expectations
. Family-style boarding houses and superb pastoral care.
 

KING'S BRUTON

Contacts

: Mr Ian Wilmshurst, Headmaster. Mrs Camilla Oulton, Registrar

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 13 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding 

No. of Students

: 370

Religious Affiliation

: Church of England
Bruton
Somerset
BA10 0ED
Tel. +44(0)1749 814200
Fax.+44(0)1749 813426

 
Most pupils take the Common Entrance Examination although special arrangements can be made for students from abroad.  There are a number of scholarships available.  These vary from purely academic to those requiring expertise in other areas.
Do book an appointment to visit, you will be made most welcome!
 

KINGSLEY SCHOOL BIDEFORD

Headmaster

: Andy Waters

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 320

Religious Affiliation

: Member of Methodist Schools Group
Northdown Road
Bideford
Devon
EX39 3LJ
Tel. +44(0)1237 426200

 
For more information please visit our website.
 

KINGSWOOD SCHOOL

Contact

: The Registrar

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding 

No. of Students

: 750

Religious Affiliation

: Methodist Foundation - Interdenominational/Christian ethos
Lansdown
Bath
Somerset
BA1 5RG
Tel. +44(0)1225 734200
Fax.+44(0)1225 734205

 
Dedicated to providing the best and broadest education for boys and girls in a Christian environment. Full extra-curricular programme with weekend activities. Scholarships, Bursaries and HM Forces Remission.
 

LEADEN HALL SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Julia Eager, Headmistress

Ages

: Girls: 3 - 11 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 160
70 The Close
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2EP
Tel. +44(0)1722 334700

 
Leaden Hall School is located in the grounds of the historic Salisbury Cathedral. The school is focused on the growth of each child as an individual, helping them to develop their skills and strengths through a wide range of core and extra-curricular subjects and activities.
 

LEWESTON SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Chiara Damant, Registrar

Ages

: Boys: 2½ - 8 years/Girls: 2½ - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day, Boarding & Flexiboarding

No. of Students

: 340

Religious Affiliation

: Catholic
Leweston
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 6EN
Tel. +44(0)1963 211010
Fax.+44(0)1963 210786

 
Coeducational preparatory and single-sex senior school sharing 40 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland. The Schools pride themselves on offering a academic and balanced education in a stimulating and informal atmosphere.
 

MILTON ABBEY SCHOOL

Contact

: Mr G E Doodes, Headmaster

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 13 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 207
Milton Abbas
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 0BZ
Tel. +44(0)1258 880484

 
Milton Abbey is a co-educational boarding and day school committed to the individual, and delivers an education that is meant to challenge, stretch and develop young men and women into leaders and assured adults who possess confidence without arrogance. At Milton Abbey's heart is a philosophy of developing each and every girl and boy into fully rounded people academically, culturally, spiritually, and within a caring, supportive environment. We are inclusive and ambitious for every pupil. Success, in whatever form, is celebrated. No one is overlooked. Our small size allows for a level of care that is unsurpassed in bigger schools. However, our size does not diminish from our expectations of pupils - we want them to have big achievements, big ambitions and big hearts.
 

MOUNT HOUSE SCHOOL

Contact

: Mr Patrick Savage, Headmaster

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 13 years 

Attendance

: Day, Boarding & Visitor Boarding

No. of Students

: 155

Religious Affiliation

: Church of England
Mount Tavy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 9JL
Tel. +44(0)1822 612244

 
Mount House is an Ofsted Outstanding Prep and Pre-Prep offering day or boarding (from 7 years) in a beautiful setting on the edge of Tavistock, Devon and Dartmoor National Park. Known for top preparation for best national/regional schools and exceptional scholarship/award (academic, sport and cultural) and senior school exam results.
 

PRIOR PARK COLLEGE

Contact

: Headmaster, Mr James Murphy-O'Connor

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 13 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day, Full Boarding & Weekly Boarding

No. of Students

: 490

Religious Affiliation

: Catholic Christian.
Ralph Allen Drive
Bath
B&NES
BA2 5AH
Tel. +44(0)1225 835353
Fax.+44(0)1225 835753

 
About us - Prior Park College, Bath, is one of the largest independent, co-educational, Catholic, HMC Established, boarding and day schools in the UK. Whilst retaining full boarding at its heart, Prior Park also caters for day and weekly boarding students aged 13-18.
Prior Park offers stimulating opportunities for pupils to contribute to our vibrant and creative community. We aim to inspire and challenge every one of them during their time here, to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.
Prior Park College is set in 57 acres of grounds overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath. It is an extraordinarily happy, friendly and successful Catholic Christian community with an open ecumenical spirit. Academic achievement is a vital foundation although 'success' is defined in the broadest and most inclusive way. The College strives to create the conditions where every pupil is engaged, challenged and encouraged. Pupils work hard and are well motivated, being supported by positive teaching. Strategies for supporting gifted and talented pupils are in place and are continually reviewed and developed. We offer 'An Education for Life.'
'I believe that everyone has a part to play at Prior Park and I want everyone to feel valued and excited about the prospect of contributing to this strong vibrant community. I expect the highest professional standards of our teaching and coaching staff as they constantly challenge themselves to create new ways to inspire and motivate our students. Our Catholic Christian ethos places a fundamental value on the intrinsic worth of each and every student. Challenging our students to develop a true sense of their self-worth and spirituality enables them to discern the guiding principles which remain with them throughout their lives. By embracing and developing key, new thinking skills, they meet the changes of this increasingly demanding and changing world with confidence. Above all, I ask them to develop their own leadership skills, understanding that they have a vital role in caring for others, influencing people and shaping events around them.' James Murphy-O'Connor, Headmaster
The school has outstanding facilities including a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, ICT Centre, Astroturf Pitches, Performing Arts Theatre and heated indoor Swimming Pool. A wide variety of music, arts, drama and dance productions are held in the magnificent Chapel, Theatre and Mackintosh Studio. There is a broad and balanced sporting curriculum, with excellent facilities, promoting sporting excellence and sporting opportunities for all.
For more information about this established independent school please visit the website, email admissions@priorpark.co.uk, or call Bath (01225) 835353 to arrange a visit to the School.
 

SHEBBEAR COLLEGE

Contact

: Mr R.S.Barnes BA

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3-18 yrs 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding 

No. of Students

: 276

Religious Affiliation

: Christian
Shebbear
Beaworthy
Devon
EX21 5HJ
Tel. +44(0)1409 281228
Fax.+44(0)1409 281784

 
Shebbear College is a thriving independent school set in 85 acres of safe Devon countryside. The philosophy of the College is that it seeks to harness to the full young people's capabilities in both the academic and social spheres. There is accent on the promotion of a friendly, family community.
 

SHERBORNE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Aurora Mercer, Registrar

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 2 - 13 years 

Attendance

: Day, Boarding, Flexi & Occasional Boarding

No. of Students

: 230

Religious Affiliation

: Christian but open to all faiths
Acreman Street
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 3NY
Tel. +44(0)1935 810911

 
At Sherborne Prep we want children to wonder at the world and to understand the unique role which each of them can play in it. The emphasis is on independent enquiry, encouraging the children to pursue their studies with confidence and passion. We are proud of our reputation throughout the South West for excellent results, and for preparing our children for lifelong learning in a happy and buzzing school.
 

ST GEORGE'S PREP SCHOOL

Contact

: Mr Colin Moore, Headmaster

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 13 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 195
La Hague Manor
Rue de la Hague
St Peter
Jersey
JE3 7DB
Tel. +44(0)1534 481593
Fax.+44(0)1534 484304

 
Our aim is to give all of our pupils the very best possible start to school life and to foster within each child a love of learning and a desire to give of their very best. Whilst pupils follow a strong academic curriculum we place considerable emphasis on extra curriculum activities as it is our belief that each child has the potential to excel at something and it is our job to identify and develop that potential.
 

ST MARY'S SHAFTESBURY

Contact

: Charlotte Stephens, Registrar

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 11 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 320

Religious Affiliation

: Catholic
Donhead St Andrew
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 9LP
Tel. +44(0)1747 857146
Fax.+44(0)1747 851 557

 
Leading girls school offering outstanding all-round education in beautiful Dorset countryside. Its the school ethos that sets us apart - all visitors made very welcome.
 

ST MICHAEL'S PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Headmaster

: Mr R de Figueiredo

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 13 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 300
La Rue de la Houguette
St Saviour
Jersey
Channel Islands
JE2 7UG
Tel. +44(0)1534 856904
Fax.+44(0)1534 856904

 
Emphasis is placed upon the individual; every child is encouraged to do better than anyone thought possible. The academic, physical, spiritual, moral and cultural development of the whole child is main aim. Standards of behaviour and good manners are instilled in the children. The school provides as many opportunities as possible whilst making school an enjoyable, rewarding experience.
 

THE KING'S SCHOOL, GLOUCESTER

Headmaster

: Mr A Macnaughton

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 500

Religious Affiliation

: Church of England
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2BG
Tel. +44(0)1452 337337
Fax.+44(0)1452 337314

 
A successful co-educational UK independent Day School for 3-18 year olds promoting all round excellence.
 

THE MAYNARD SCHOOL

Contact

: Mrs Maddy Linnen-Jones, Admissions Manager

Ages

: Girls: 7 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 420
Denmark Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1SJ
Tel. +44(0)1392 273417
Fax.+44(0)1392 355999

 
A dynamic, supportive, community the Maynard is committed to excellence in providing learning opportunities that inspire and challenge. Students will demonstrate creativity, be socially responsible and through their shared experience, become independent and reflective learners. A wide ranging extra curricular programme enables students to achieve in all aspects of school life. Pastoral care is a vital component to ensure every student is valued.
 

THORNLOW PREP SCHOOL

Contact

: The Headmaster

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 13 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 80

Religious Affiliation

: Christian
Connaught Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 0SA
Tel. +44(0)1305 785703
Fax.+44(0)1305 780976

 
A small school set in Victorian buildings with views over Portland Harbour complete with its own brand new science laboratory and I.C.T. room. It also has its own CRESTED A Dyslexic Unit offering whole class provision. Transport is available daily from Wareham, Dorchester and Portesham.
 

TOCKINGTON MANOR SCHOOL

Contact

: Mr RG Tovey, Headmaster

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 2 - 14 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 216

Religious Affiliation

: Christian
Tockington
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS32 4NY
Tel. +44(0)1454 613229
Fax.+44(0)1454 613676

 
Tockington Manor School is a independent preparatory school set in 28 acres of lovely countryside on the outskirts of Bristol. We pride ourselves in delivering a varied timetable in small classes geared to the needs of each pupil. We aim to provide an environment that is positive, supportive and disciplined within a warm, caring family atmosphere. Pupils are encouraged to be confident, considerate and accomplished free thinkers.
 

WYCLIFFE

Contact

: Mrs Margie Burnet Ward.

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 2½ - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding 

No. of Students

: 790

Religious Affiliation

: Inter Denominational
Stonehouse
Gloucestershire
GL10 2JQ
Tel. +44(0)1453 822432
Fax.+44(0)1453 827634

 
With Pre-prep, Junior and Senior Schools, Wycliffe provides a complete education from infancy through to adulthood, focussing on individual development, vibrancy and challenge.
 

WYNSTONES SCHOOL

Contact

: Liz Stephenson

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding (13+)

No. of Students

: 285

Religious Affiliation

: Non-denominational - Christian ethos
Church Lane
Whaddon
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL4 0UF
Tel. +44(0)1452 429220
Fax.+44(0)1452 429221

 
One of over 800 Steiner Waldorf schools in the world. Offers an excellent but different curriculum which provides children with a strong, holistic approach to life long learning. The curriculum is designed to meet the child at each stage of its development - academically, socially, artistically and practically. The school is as strong in music and the arts as the sciences. It also has a provision for English as a foreign language.