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Best Private Secondary Schools in South West

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  • Sands School

    Sands School is a secondary co-ed school located in Ashburton, South West. With a focus on emotional well-being and personal development, the school provides a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare students for exams and future career options. The school has been praised for its outstanding personal development and welfare, while also achieving good overall effectiveness and teaching quality. With a small student body and a cooperative approach to education, Sands School offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students aged 11-17.
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  • Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls

    Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls is a reputable education institution located in Gloucester, South West. With a foundation dating back to 1994, the school provides a high-quality education for girls aged 11-16. Boasting a good Ofsted report and meeting independent school standards, the school ensures a nurturing environment for personal development and academic success. With a small class size and a low student-to-teacher ratio, Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls focuses on individual support and caters to students with SEN requirements.
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  • Dauntsey's School

    Dauntsey's School is a co-educational secondary boarding school founded in 1980. With a strong focus on academic excellence and personal development, the school offers a wide range of educational and extracurricular opportunities. Students receive dedicated support from teachers, and the boarding facilities are of high quality. While some improvements can be made in parent involvement and communication, the school provides a positive and inclusive atmosphere for students to thrive.
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  • Ringwood Waldorf School

    Ringwood Waldorf School is a co-educational all-through school located in Ashley, South West. Established in 1975, the school provides a nurturing and imaginative learning environment for children aged 3-18. With a focus on personal development and high-quality teaching, the school has shown significant improvement and offers excellent outcomes for its students. The school's beautiful location near the New Forest and Southampton adds to its appeal. With small class sizes and a curriculum that promotes holistic education, Ringwood Waldorf School provides a unique educational experience.
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  • Bath Academy

    Bath Academy is a prestigious private tutoring institution that offers personalized academic programs for students aged 14-19. With a focus on individualized learning, our experienced teachers provide constructive criticism and support, helping students achieve their academic goals. Our excellent exam results, including a high percentage of students achieving AAB or higher at A-level, demonstrate our commitment to academic excellence. We also offer scholarships and financial assistance options to make our world-class education accessible to all.
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  • Immanuel Christian School

    Immanuel Christian School is a co-educational Christian school located in Westerleigh, South West. With a small school size of 60 students and a focus on providing a safe and nurturing environment, our dedicated staff ensures that every child receives the support they need. Our good OFSTED ratings reflect our commitment to high-quality teaching, excellent leadership, and positive student achievement.
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  • Kings Bournemouth

    Kings Bournemouth is a co-educational secondary boarding school located in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. With a strong focus on providing a high-quality education, the school has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted in all areas. Offering a supportive and inclusive learning environment, Kings Bournemouth ensures students' personal development and positive behavior are prioritized. The school also boasts a successful sixth form provision and meets the independent school standards.
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  • LPW Independent School

    LPW Independent School is a co-educational secondary school in Bristol, South West. With a small student body of 37, the school provides a nurturing environment where every student receives individualized attention. The school has been rated as 'Good' by Ofsted, highlighting its high standards of education, good behavior, personal development, and effective leadership. With a SEN support rate of 31.6%, LPW Independent School ensures that students with special educational needs receive the necessary assistance to thrive. The school focuses on holistic development, fostering a positive learning atmosphere for students aged 14-16.
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  • The Wasp Centre

    The Wasp Centre is a secondary school located in Salisbury, South West. With a small student population of 40, it offers a co-ed education for students aged 11 to 16 years. The school is led by Mrs Carol Grant and prides itself on its good overall effectiveness, quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management. While it requires improvement in some areas, it meets the independent school standards. The school provides a supportive environment with 100% SEN support for students with special educational needs.
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  • Totnes Progressive School

    Totnes Progressive School is a co-ed middle secondary school in Totnes, South West. With a caring and nurturing environment, the school prioritizes the well-being of its 120 students aged 9-16. While it meets independent school standards and shows strong progress in drama, Spanish, and physics, it requires improvement in areas such as teaching quality, high expectations from teachers, and meeting the needs of all pupils. The school aims to provide a good personal development, behavior, and welfare, but outcomes for pupils need improvement. Despite these challenges, the school offers a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for students.
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  • OneSchool Global UK - Gloucester Campus

    OneSchool Global UK - Gloucester Campus is a co-educational school located in Gloucester. With a dedicated and experienced headteacher, the school offers a safe and supervised environment for students aged 7-18. Although the school requires improvement in certain areas according to the Ofsted report, it boasts effective safeguarding measures and good role models for children. The school's emphasis on an active lifestyle and positive view of education contribute to the overall development of students. With a small student population and close supervision, OneSchool Global UK - Gloucester Campus ensures individual attention and support for students with special educational needs.
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  • The Maynard School

    The Maynard School is the top independent day school for girls in the South West. With a rich history dating back to 1658, we provide exceptional pastoral care and have a remarkable reputation for excellence in the arts, music, and sports. Our academic results are consistently impressive, with a focus on achieving AAB or higher at A-level and an average points score of 45.12. We are specialists in educating girls and pride ourselves on nurturing bright careers, lifelong friendships, and a strong moral foundation.
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  • OneSchoolGlobal Bristol Campus

    OneSchoolGlobal Bristol Campus is a co-educational middle deemed secondary school located in Wanswell, South West. With a dedicated and experienced headteacher, Mrs Emma Bryson, the school has been providing quality education since its establishment in 2012. The school offers a nurturing environment for students aged 7-18 years, with a focus on supporting those with special educational needs. With a small student population of 143, the school ensures individual attention and personalized learning. The school's exam results showcase their commitment to academic excellence, with an average EBacc point score of 5.16 at KS4 and an impressive A-level achievement rate of 14.30% for AAB or higher grades. OneSchoolGlobal Bristol Campus is an ideal choice for parents looking for a school that prioritizes both academic success and inclusive education.
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  • Oneschool Global Uk Salisbury Campus

    Oneschool Global UK Salisbury Campus is a co-educational middle deemed secondary school located in Wilton, South West. Founded in 2003, the school provides a nurturing environment for students aged 7-18. With a commitment to Plymouth Brethren Christian values, the dedicated staff support students with SEN needs. The school offers a comprehensive education, focusing on academic achievements as demonstrated by the impressive EBacc average point score of 4.67 in KS4 exams. With a small student population of 249, parents can expect individual attention and personalized learning experiences for their children.
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  • Talbot Heath School

    Talbot Heath School is an all-through girls' boarding school located in Bournemouth. With a history dating back to 1980, the school offers a nurturing environment and a strong focus on academic excellence. Boasting a variety of scholarships and SEN support, it caters to a diverse range of students. Results show impressive achievements, with a high percentage of students achieving AAB or higher at A-level. With a Christian ethos and a wide range of extracurricular activities, Talbot Heath School provides a well-rounded education for girls aged 3-19.
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  • Colston's School

    Colston's School is an all-through co-ed school in Bristol, South West. With a history dating back to 1903, the school offers a comprehensive education for students aged 3-18. Led by Mr Jeremy McCullough, the school focuses on providing a joyful and active learning environment. With excellent exam results, including an average EBacc point score of 5.45 at KS4 and 32.50% achieving AAB or higher at A-levels, Colston's School ensures a high standard of education. The school also offers a range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and opportunities for leadership and service, creating a well-rounded educational experience.
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  • Oneschool Global Uk Plymouth Campus

    Oneschool Global UK Plymouth Campus is a co-educational school founded in 2009. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, the school offers a middle deemed secondary education for students aged 7-18. Led by Mrs Kirsty Matthews, the dedicated staff provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment, with 20.4% of students receiving SEN support. The school has a small student body of 93, ensuring personalized attention for each student. While not offering boarding facilities, the school focuses on fostering a sense of community and belonging. With impressive exam results, including an EBacc average point score of 6.07 at KS4 and an average A-level points of 37.62, Oneschool Global UK Plymouth Campus ensures a quality education for all its students.
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  • St Joseph's School

    St Joseph's School is a vibrant and nurturing educational institution that has been providing a solid foundation for students since 1957. With small class sizes, excellent pastoral care, and high expectations, our students excel academically, in sports, and the arts. We offer a wide range of scholarships and discounts, ensuring equal opportunities for all. Our outstanding GCSE results reflect the dedication and commitment of our students and staff. With a strong focus on individual growth and achievement, St Joseph's School is the perfect place for your child to thrive.
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  • Queen's College

    Queen's College is an all-through co-ed boarding school founded in 1919. With a strong Methodist ethos, the school offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to support students in making the most of their talents. The school has a dedicated Development Office that engages the wider community and raises funds for projects and student support. With a focus on academic achievement, Queen's College consistently produces excellent exam results, with 27.40% of A-level students achieving AAB or higher in 2019.
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  • Shebbear College

    Shebbear College is a co-educational all-through boarding school in Shebbear, South West England. Founded in 1980, the school offers a comprehensive education for students aged 2-19 years old. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, the school provides various scholarships and discounts to support students' development. Additionally, Shebbear College is committed to inclusivity, with 24.2% of students receiving SEN support. The school's impressive exam results, including an EBacc average point score of 3.31 at KS4 and an average points score of 35.14 at A-level, highlight the success of its educational programs. With a nurturing Methodist environment and a wide range of extracurricular activities, Shebbear College is an ideal choice for parents seeking a well-rounded education for their children.
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