2 South West

Travelling along the M4, and including schools in Gloucestershire and across the Severn and into Wales, diving deep into the West Country and back by way of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire and en route being reminded how good are road and rail links.

The list of schools, the range of what they offer (several for whom London is just not right) is headed by Eton. There a clutch of outstanding prep schools, girls' schools, co-eds, places that think differently and a boarding State School Sixth Form.

Badminton School, Westbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, , England, BS9 3BA

Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, which has remained at the forefront of British girls' education for well over 150 years. We are enormously proud of our heritage and traditions, but are certainly not constrained by them ...

NameBadminton School
Badminton is a thriving day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, which has remained at the forefront of British girls' education for well over 150 years. We are enormously proud of our heritage and traditions, but are certainly not constrained by them ...
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Bedales, Church Road, Steep, Petersfield, , England, GU32 2DG

Bedales School is one of the UK's top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie (ages 3–8), Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst (age ...

NameBedales
Bedales School is one of the UK's top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie (ages 3–8), Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst (age ...
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Milestones House, Blundell's Road, Tiverton, , United Kingdom, EX16 4NA

NameBlundell's Preparatory School
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Blundell's Road, Tiverton, , EX16 4DN

Blundell's is a co-educational independent school for full, weekly and flexi boarding and day pupils from ages 11 to 18. The school combines strong academic achievement and excellent facilities with the best pastoral care: the welfare and happiness of our ...

NameBlundell's School
Blundell's is a co-educational independent school for full, weekly and flexi boarding and day pupils from ages 11 to 18. The school combines strong academic achievement and excellent facilities with the best pastoral care: the welfare and happiness of our ...
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Bradfield College, Bradfield, , England, RG7 6AU

A leading coeducational, independent boarding school, Bradfield College is secure and self-contained, enabling young people to mature into caring, contributing and confident citizens. Its all-inclusive ethos embraces the extended ‘Bradfield family’, which ...

NameBradfield College
A leading coeducational, independent boarding school, Bradfield College is secure and self-contained, enabling young people to mature into caring, contributing and confident citizens. Its all-inclusive ethos embraces the extended ‘Bradfield family’, which ...
Brockwood Park, Bramdean, , SO24 0LQ

Brockwood Park is a small co-educational boarding school set in 36 acres of countryside in deepest Hampshire and is one of a handful of schools founded by the humanist philosopher and educationalist, Jiddu Krishnamurti.  In founding Brockwood, Krishn ...

NameBrockwood Park School
Brockwood Park is a small co-educational boarding school set in 36 acres of countryside in deepest Hampshire and is one of a handful of schools founded by the humanist philosopher and educationalist, Jiddu Krishnamurti.  In founding Brockwood, Krishn ...
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Bryanston, , England, DT11 0PX

At Bryanston our aim is to develop well-balanced 18-year-olds, ready to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously. We provide every pupil with individual attention and support. The school ...

NameBryanston School
At Bryanston our aim is to develop well-balanced 18-year-olds, ready to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously. We provide every pupil with individual attention and support. The school ...
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Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne, , England, BH21 3AD

Situated in 250 acres of landscaped grounds near Wimborne, Dorset, Canford is among the top coeducational boarding schools in the UK. The school roll is the highest in its history, with 640 pupils aged 13-18 years, of whom 70% are boarders. Academic resul ...

NameCanford School
Situated in 250 acres of landscaped grounds near Wimborne, Dorset, Canford is among the top coeducational boarding schools in the UK. The school roll is the highest in its history, with 640 pupils aged 13-18 years, of whom 70% are boarders. Academic resul ...
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Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, , England, DT11 8LL

Clayesmore is a delightfully warm and friendly co-educational boarding and day school in a glorious parkland setting in North Dorset. Gillingham railway station, just 20 minutes away, is on the Waterloo to Exeter line and is two hours exactly from London. ...

NameClayesmore School
Clayesmore is a delightfully warm and friendly co-educational boarding and day school in a glorious parkland setting in North Dorset. Gillingham railway station, just 20 minutes away, is on the Waterloo to Exeter line and is two hours exactly from London. ...
Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Bath, England, BA3 4RJ

Downside, is a leading Catholic Independent Boarding School. It is one of England's oldest and most distinguished schools, for boys and girls aged 11-18. Downside's vision – as a leading Catholic School – is to be a a bright light in the worl ...

NameDownside School
Downside, is a leading Catholic Independent Boarding School. It is one of England's oldest and most distinguished schools, for boys and girls aged 11-18. Downside's vision – as a leading Catholic School – is to be a a bright light in the worl ...
Godolphin School, Milford Hill, Salisbury, , England, SP1 2RA

Godolphin School, one of the oldest girls' boarding schools in England, founded in 1726 by Lady Elizabeth Godolphin, is situated in the cathedral city of Salisbury. The school, which educates girls from 3 – 18 across three separate yet inter-linked ...

NameGodolphin School, Salisbury
Godolphin School, one of the oldest girls' boarding schools in England, founded in 1726 by Lady Elizabeth Godolphin, is situated in the cathedral city of Salisbury. The school, which educates girls from 3 – 18 across three separate yet inter-linked ...
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Childe Okeford, Blandford Forum, , United Kingdom, DT11 8HN

NameHanford School
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Hatherop, Cirencester, , England, GL7 3NB

Hatherop Castle Prep School and Nursery Award-winning prep school Hatherop Castle is a happy and exceptionally high-achieving day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 years. In November last year, Hatherop Castle was awarded both the ISA ...

NameHatherop Castle
Hatherop Castle Prep School and Nursery Award-winning prep school Hatherop Castle is a happy and exceptionally high-achieving day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 years. In November last year, Hatherop Castle was awarded both the ISA ...
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Highfield & Brookham Schools. Highfield Lane, Liphook, , England, GU30 7LQ

Highfield and Brookham are charming country prep and pre-prep schools offering an exceptional all-round education for children aged 3-13. Set within 175 acres of stunning grounds, the schools are ideally located only an hour from London, on the borders of ...

NameHighfield & Brookham Schools
Highfield and Brookham are charming country prep and pre-prep schools offering an exceptional all-round education for children aged 3-13. Set within 175 acres of stunning grounds, the schools are ideally located only an hour from London, on the borders of ...
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Hartley Road, Plymouth, , PL3 5LW

NameKing's School, Plymouth
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Plox, Bruton, , England, BA10 0ED

Hazlegrove (Ages 3-13): Hazlegrove, a coeducational boarding and day prep school has around 365 pupils and is committed to celebrating childhood. A vibrant and creative curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and stunning rural Somerset location combine ...

NameKing’s Bruton and Hazlegrove Schools
Hazlegrove (Ages 3-13): Hazlegrove, a coeducational boarding and day prep school has around 365 pupils and is committed to celebrating childhood. A vibrant and creative curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and stunning rural Somerset location combine ...
Leweston School
Leweston School, Sherborne, , DT9 6EN

Leweston is a Catholic independent boarding and day school which welcomes pupils of all denominations. The school is co-educational in the Nursery and Junior Department and all-girls in the Senior School and Sixth Form. Set in 46 acres of beautiful parkla ...

NameLeweston School
Leweston is a Catholic independent boarding and day school which welcomes pupils of all denominations. The school is co-educational in the Nursery and Junior Department and all-girls in the Senior School and Sixth Form. Set in 46 acres of beautiful parkla ...
Lord Wandsworth College, Long Sutton, Hook, , England, RG29 1TB

LWC is more than a school: LWC is a strong community living and working together builds great relationships between students and staff LWC is a great place to grow up from Junior House (11-13 yrs) right up to the 6th Form (18 yrs) LWC is a fun place t ...

NameLord Wandsworth College
LWC is more than a school: LWC is a strong community living and working together builds great relationships between students and staff LWC is a great place to grow up from Junior House (11-13 yrs) right up to the 6th Form (18 yrs) LWC is a fun place t ...
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Marlborough College, Marlborough, , England, SN8 1PA

Founded in 1843, and situated in one of the most attractive market towns in the country, Marlborough College is a flourishing and fully coeducational, independent boarding school for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen. It is a remarkable place in a ...

NameMarlborough College
Founded in 1843, and situated in one of the most attractive market towns in the country, Marlborough College is a flourishing and fully coeducational, independent boarding school for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen. It is a remarkable place in a ...
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Edgarley Hall, Glastonbury, , England, BA6 8LD

Millfield Prep's vision has always been to discover and develop the talents and abilities of each child. With world-class facilities, small class sizes and a breadth of subjects on offer, we aim to give every child the maximum opportunity to find their in ...

NameMillfield Prep School
Millfield Prep's vision has always been to discover and develop the talents and abilities of each child. With world-class facilities, small class sizes and a breadth of subjects on offer, we aim to give every child the maximum opportunity to find their in ...
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Street, , BA16 0YD

Millfield is renowned as one of the UK's most successful schools. But what really defines 'success'? Is it outstanding academic performance or excellent sporting or arts results? Or is it the all-round wellbeing of each pupil – shaping the life skil ...

NameMillfield School
Millfield is renowned as one of the UK's most successful schools. But what really defines 'success'? Is it outstanding academic performance or excellent sporting or arts results? Or is it the all-round wellbeing of each pupil – shaping the life skil ...
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Monkton Combe, Bath, , England, BA2 7HG

Monkton Combe School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school with a lively Christian ethos, situated in beautiful countryside just a mile from the World Heritage City of Bath. We provide an education for over 700 pupils from all over the ...

NameMonkton Combe School
Monkton Combe School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school with a lively Christian ethos, situated in beautiful countryside just a mile from the World Heritage City of Bath. We provide an education for over 700 pupils from all over the ...
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Parkwood Road, Tavistock, , England, PL19 0HZ

Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care. The School, for girls and boys aged between 3 and 18, offers both day and a ful ...

NameMount Kelly
Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care. The School, for girls and boys aged between 3 and 18, offers both day and a ful ...
Prior Park College, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, , England, BA2 5AH

Prior Park College is a boarding and day school and one of the largest, co-educational, independent, Catholic senior schools in the UK. Set in a breath-taking location, overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath, the College offers its students ...

NamePrior Park College
Prior Park College is a boarding and day school and one of the largest, co-educational, independent, Catholic senior schools in the UK. Set in a breath-taking location, overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath, the College offers its students ...
Sexey's School, Cole Road, Bruton, , England, BA10 0DF

Sexey's is a friendly, inclusive and highly distinctive school of some 530 boys and girls, aged 11-18. It was founded in 1891 and is a leading CoE state boarding and day school with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. Our philosophy is t ...

NameSexey's School
Sexey's is a friendly, inclusive and highly distinctive school of some 530 boys and girls, aged 11-18. It was founded in 1891 and is a leading CoE state boarding and day school with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. Our philosophy is t ...
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Bradford Rd,, Sherborne, , England, DT9 3QN

Sherborne Girls in Dorset is one of the leading independent full boarding schools in the UK at the forefront of women's education. The world needs women who are adaptable, intellectually enquiring, courageous and compassionate to be leaders in their commu ...

NameSherborne Girls
Sherborne Girls in Dorset is one of the leading independent full boarding schools in the UK at the forefront of women's education. The world needs women who are adaptable, intellectually enquiring, courageous and compassionate to be leaders in their commu ...
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Acreman Street, Sherborne, , England, DT9 3NY

Sherborne Prep School was first established in 1858 by the Reverend A C Clapin, at that stage a Housemaster at Sherborne School who was asked by the Headmaster, Hugo Harper, to start a junior house. From these humble beginnings the School continued to gro ...

NameSherborne Prep School
Sherborne Prep School was first established in 1858 by the Reverend A C Clapin, at that stage a Housemaster at Sherborne School who was asked by the Headmaster, Hugo Harper, to start a junior house. From these humble beginnings the School continued to gro ...
Abbey Road, Sherborne, , England, DT9 3AP

Welcome to Sherborne School Sherborne School is an independent, all- boys, full boarding school, for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen. Founded in 1550, built around Sherborne Abbey, in one of the most beautiful, bustling small market towns in th ...

NameSherborne School
Welcome to Sherborne School Sherborne School is an independent, all- boys, full boarding school, for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen. Founded in 1550, built around Sherborne Abbey, in one of the most beautiful, bustling small market towns in th ...
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Curzon Street, Calne, , England, SN11 0DF

St Mary's Calne is a boarding and day school for around 350 girls aged 11–18. Approximately 80% of the girls board and it is a rich boarding life with all girls taking part in the full-curriculum and extra-curricular activities on offer.   OU ...

NameSt Mary's Calne
St Mary's Calne is a boarding and day school for around 350 girls aged 11–18. Approximately 80% of the girls board and it is a rich boarding life with all girls taking part in the full-curriculum and extra-curricular activities on offer.   OU ...
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Cottles Park, Atworth, , England, SN12 8NT

Stonar offers a traditional British boarding and day education, in beautiful rural surrounds, for boys and girls aged 2–18. One of its key aspects is the combination of an academic and equestrian education. Stonar combines an impressive all-round a ...

NameStonar
Stonar offers a traditional British boarding and day education, in beautiful rural surrounds, for boys and girls aged 2–18. One of its key aspects is the combination of an academic and equestrian education. Stonar combines an impressive all-round a ...

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