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Best Private Secondary Schools in North West

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  • Manchester Islamic Grammar School for Girls

    Manchester Islamic Grammar School for Girls is an outstanding all-girls Islamic Independent school in Chorlton, Manchester. With exemplary leadership and staff, the school provides an engaging curriculum that focuses on both academic and personal development. The school's strong moral values and exceptional spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development create a supportive and nurturing environment for its students. With outstanding exam results and a strong focus on pupils' welfare, Manchester Islamic Grammar School for Girls is an excellent choice for parents seeking a high-quality education for their daughters.
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  • Westwood High

    Westwood High School is an outstanding all-through school located in Oldham, North West. With its exceptional leadership and high aspirations for both pupils and staff, the school provides an exciting and stimulating curriculum. The school has a strong focus on personal development, behavior, and welfare, ensuring that every student has an excellent start and achieves outstanding outcomes. With its outstanding teaching and exemplary pupil behavior, Westwood High School offers an exceptional education for girls from the age of 3 to 19, promoting academic success and fostering a caring and supportive environment.
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  • Islamiyah School

    Islamiyah School is an outstanding secondary school located in Little Harwood, Blackburn with Darwen. With a strong focus on Islamic values and an exceptional standard of teaching, the school provides a broad and well-balanced education for girls aged 11-16. Pupils' attainment is consistently outstanding, and the school offers excellent careers advice and links with colleges and universities. With exemplary behaviour and a commitment to promoting pupils' spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, Islamiyah School is an ideal choice for parents seeking a nurturing and academically successful environment for their children.
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  • Auckland College

    Auckland College is an outstanding all-through school located in Liverpool. With a focus on exceptional teaching and pupil progress, the school offers a tailored curriculum that effectively meets the needs of its students. The school fosters a positive and nurturing environment, promoting personal development and well-being. With an excellent track record of compliance and outstanding exam results, Auckland College is an ideal choice for parents seeking a quality education for their children.
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  • Christian Fellowship School

    Christian Fellowship School is a co-educational Christian school located in Liverpool. With a strong emphasis on Christ-centered education, the school provides a nurturing and supportive environment for students aged 4-16. The school's outstanding personal development and welfare, along with good academic performance, make it an excellent choice for parents seeking a Christian education for their children.
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  • Darul Hadis Latifiah Northwest

    Darul Hadis Latifiah Northwest is a boys' secondary school located in Oldham, North West. With a passionate aspiration for excellence in education, the school provides a good standard of teaching and engages pupils in a wide range of opportunities. The outstanding personal development and welfare of pupils ensures they are well-prepared for their next stages of education. Although some subjects may not have as strong outcomes, the school consistently meets independent school standards and focuses on the overall effectiveness of its leadership and management.
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  • The St Anne's College Grammar School

    The St Anne's College Grammar School is an inclusive co-educational all-through school, catering to students aged 2-19 years. With a focus on pupil well-being and positive mental health, the school provides effective early years provision and achieves good outcomes in English. With a diverse student body, the school promotes inclusivity and offers nursery classes. However, there is room for improvement in evaluating and analyzing pupil progress. Overall, St Anne's College Grammar School is a good choice for parents seeking a supportive and inclusive learning environment for their children.
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  • Manchester Senior Girls School

    Manchester Senior Girls School is a secondary school for girls aged 11-16, located in Salford. With a strong focus on acts of kindness and outstanding personal development, the school offers a quality education with good teaching and learning. Pupils of all abilities make good progress, supported by strong leadership for students with special educational needs. The school provides integrated Kodesh and secular curriculum, ensuring a well-rounded education. Manchester Senior Girls School also emphasizes the importance of gaining useful qualifications and offers a range of opportunities for students' academic growth and achievement.
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  • Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch Schools

    Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch Schools is an all-through Charadi Jewish school located in Salford. With a strong focus on achievement and outstanding behavioral safety, the school provides a nurturing and supportive environment for girls aged 2-17. Led by Mrs Avigail Di Veroli, the school has a good overall effectiveness, delivering quality teaching and excellent leadership. With a small school size of 90 students, including a nursery and sixth form, Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch Schools ensures individual attention and support for each student. The school also offers SEN support with 7.1% of students receiving assistance. Although the early years provision requires improvement, the school's commitment to the wellbeing and success of its students is evident through its outstanding behavior management.
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  • Jamiatul-Ilm Wal-Huda UK School

    Jamiatul-Ilm Wal-Huda UK School is a boys' secondary boarding school located in Blackburn with Darwen, North West England. With a history dating back to 1997, the school provides a quality education to students aged 11-25. Led by Mr A Ahmed, the school has been consistently rated as 'Good' in terms of overall effectiveness, education quality, and leadership. The school's outstanding behavior and attitudes, as well as exceptional personal development opportunities, make it an ideal choice for parents seeking a nurturing and disciplined learning environment for their sons. With a focus on academic achievement, the school boasts a commendable EBacc average point score of 5.91 in the 2019 exams. With a total of 550 students, the school ensures individual attention and support for each student, hence enabling them to achieve GCSE results of grade 4 or higher.
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  • OneSchool Global Northwich

    OneSchool Global Northwich is a co-educational school situated in Northwich, North West. With a strong emphasis on child safety and high expectations, the school provides a quality education for students aged 7-18. Led by Mrs Chloe O'Mara, the school has consistently received good ratings in various areas including behaviour, personal development, and leadership. The curriculum has seen significant improvements under the management of the school. With a small student body of 118, the school offers a close-knit community and individual attention. Though there are some areas for improvement, such as staff's subject knowledge in literacy and promoting social skills, overall the school is committed to the success and well-being of their students. With a positive Ofsted report and satisfactory exam results, OneSchool Global Northwich aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to thrive.
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  • Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya

    Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya is a secondary boarding school located in Bury, North West. Established in 1979, the school provides a good quality education with a focus on Islamic values. With a dedicated headteacher and a strong emphasis on personal development, the school offers a safe and nurturing environment for boys aged 11-23 years. The school has achieved good exam results, including an average EBacc point score of 6.71 at KS4 in 2019 and an average A-level points score of 16.67. While the school requires improvement in leadership and management, it continues to provide a positive learning experience for its students.
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  • Assess Education

    Assess Education is a secondary school located in Wavertree, Liverpool. With a strong leadership team and comprehensive policies, the school offers a fresh start in education for many pupils. They prioritize the well-being of students and provide a diverse curriculum to meet community needs. While mathematics teaching can be improved, students make strong progress in social skills and confidence. Overall, Assess Education provides a good learning environment for students to thrive.
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  • The Alternative School

    The Alternative School is a co-educational middle deemed secondary school located in Barnoldswick. With an outstanding leadership and management, it offers a good quality of teaching and ensures the behaviour and safety of its pupils. The school, founded in 2010, provides education for students aged 6-18 years and has a total of 73 students. With a strong focus on achievement and a diverse curriculum, The Alternative School is a great choice for parents seeking a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
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  • Edstart

    Edstart is a co-educational secondary school located in Salford, North West. With a dedicated headteacher and effective leadership, the school provides a good education for students aged 11-16. Teachers plan meticulous lessons and ensure pupils make good progress in various subjects. The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enrich students' education. Although there are some areas for improvement, such as accurately identifying students' starting points and reducing absence, Edstart is committed to providing a positive learning environment for all.
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  • Noorul Uloom

    Noorul Uloom is a welcoming and happy Islamic school for girls aged 11-23. With high expectations of behavior, the school provides a safe and enjoyable environment, fostering positive relationships between pupils and teachers. The school offers excellent careers advice and promotes a strong appreciation for life in modern Britain.
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  • Jamea Al Kauthar

    Jamea Al Kauthar is a highly regarded independent girls' school located in Lancaster, North West. With a strong focus on academic excellence and Islamic values, we provide a secure and nurturing environment for Muslim girls aged 11-25. Our outstanding behaviour and attitudes, along with our commitment to personal development and leadership, ensure that our students thrive and grow into capable, confident individuals. With a track record of good exam results and a dedicated teaching staff, Jamea Al Kauthar prepares students for successful futures as well-rounded individuals and role models.
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  • OLIVE HIGH

    Olive High is a secondary school for girls aged 11-16. With a good overall effectiveness rating, the school focuses on developing self-assurance, resilience, and compassion in its students. Student welfare and safety are priorities, creating a nurturing environment where students feel valued and empowered to voice their opinions.
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  • North West Priory School

    North West Priory School is a co-educational secondary school located in Stockport, North West. With a dedicated headteacher and a team of experienced staff, the school offers a high-quality education for students aged 13-18. With a small school size of 60 students, North West Priory School provides a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student can thrive. The school has been praised by Ofsted for its good overall effectiveness, the quality of education, and outstanding personal development. With a focus on academic achievement, North West Priory School ensures that all students are supported to achieve their full potential.
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  • Rochdale Islamic Academy for Girls

    Rochdale Islamic Academy for Girls is a secondary school providing a high-quality education to girls aged 11-16. With a strong focus on Islamic values and personal development, the school offers a safe and supportive environment for students. The dedicated leadership team ensures good overall effectiveness and adherence to independent school standards.
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