Independent Education in the UK
Education is compulsory in the UK for children aged 5 to 18. To ensure state-run and independent schools provide quality education and setting, all schools must be registered and accredited by the UK government's Department of Education and inspected regularly.
Many parents may decide to enrol their child in independent education from the early years stage; however, some parents will choose to combine state education with private education and most pupils join the independent school system in Years 7 or 9. Most independent schools in the UK enrol children throughout the academic year, provided they fulfil the entry requirements outlined by their chosen school. Students are welcome to join our independent schools from the state system or other private institutions.
Our senior students gain remarkable examination results, which places them in an ideal position to enter the universities of their dreams. Many independent schools offer career advice; however, we aim to go above and beyond the provision of other Sixth Forms. Before entering the final stage of Senior School, our pupils receive unrivalled specialist university and career guidance led by professionals with an excellent track record of helping students secure places at Oxbridge, Russell Group institutions, and other world-leading universities in the UK and overseas.
Working with parents, staff members who work at independent schools seek to reinforce their pupils' engagement in the curriculum, helping them establish a love of learning that increases over time. Our students are encouraged to develop their academic, sports and artistic talents to the highest level while supported by an experienced team of coaches, tutors and experts. Many of ou promising young athletes participate in regional and international tournaments and competitions, and an impresive number of pupils gain global recognition.
In the UK, private Upper Schools are considered a vital stage in the academic process as they prepare students for university education. Our experienced team supports Upper Sixth Form pupils as they consolidate their learning and delve deeper into their chosen areas of interest. By providing a world-class private senior school education, we give the young adults in our care the assistance they need to enjoy a smooth transition to undergraduate study.