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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In East London

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Why To Use ISBI School Search to Private Schools In East London, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

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Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in East London, some of the best of which being:



Dallington School

8 Dallington Street, Clerkenwell, London, England EC1V 0BW
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7251 2284

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 11 Years Day

Dallington School is dedicated to helping children develop their interests and passions without unnecessary pressure. We pride ourselves on enabling children to achieve academic success whilst still being able to enjoy their childhood.

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Dulwich Prep London

Dulwich, London, England, SE21 7AA

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 3-14 Years, Day

Dulwich Prep London provides an outstanding and unique education. Dulwich are passionate about boys learning holistically, building good character and developing meaningful skills for their future.

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The Lyceum School

Shoreditch, London, England, EC2A 2DU

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-11 Years, Day

The Lyceum is a unique, co-educational independent school in the heart of the City of London (EC2) for children between the ages of 4-11. It is a happy place where learning is rich, fulfilling and exciting.

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St Paul’s Cathedral School

City of London, London, England, EC4M 9AD

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

St Paul’s aims to instil a love of learning through a broad curriculum. It aims to give each pupil the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, personally, physically, culturally and spiritually.

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Snaresbrook Preparatory School

South Woodford, London, England, E18 2EA

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-11 Years, Day

Snaresbrook is a small independent school for children aged three-and-a-half to eleven where every child is seen, known and heard.

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Eltham College Junior School

Mottingham, London, England, SE9 4QF

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 7-18 Years, Day

Eltham College is a thriving and diverse day school situated in 70 acres of grounds in south-east London. They place a strong emphasis on self-respect, humility and the service of others.

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Loyola Preparatory School

Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England, IG9 5NH

Private School (Fee Paying), Boys, 3-11 Years, Day

Loyola is a Catholic School for boys aged three to eleven in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, which welcomes all boys from other denominations who will share in the religious ethos of the school.  We teach and support our pupils to become responsible citizens in a multicultural world and an asset to any community.

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Bancroft's School

Woodford Green, Essex, England, IG8 0RF

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 7-18 Years, Day

Bancroft School is a a co-educational independent day school for around a 1000 pupils from 7 to 18 and an unashamedly aspirational school, devoted to scholarship and intellectual inquiry. We aim to provide an atmosphere in which each child can flourish and we believe that children succeed when they take full advantage of the huge range of different opportunities we provide.

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Brentwood School

Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, England CM15 8EE
Tel: +44 (0) 1277 243243

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full)

One of the UK's leading independent day and boarding schools for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, based in Essex.

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Other Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in East London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:


Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In East London, UK



Special Needs Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include: