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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Chelsea

For anyone planning a move to or within Chelsea in central London, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic part of London.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, famous areas in and around Chelsea's include The Kings Road, Sloane Square, Kensington and Fulham. 

Chelsea has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different properties to call home, from brilliantly located apartments, period terrace houses and innovative new builds to  executive housing, family townhouses and apartments. 

"Chelsea is an extremely affluent area right in the heart of London. Offering nothing short of indulgent living, this neighbourhood has earnt its glamorous reputation many times over. Great shopping, breathtaking riverside views, iconic colourful houses, Chelsea is one of the most sought after boroughs in London." Fine & Country

Chelsea sits on the northern bank of the River Thames, with Kensington to the north, Belgravia to the east, Fulham to the west and Battersea across the river to the south. 

Chelsea is one of London’s most exclusive areas and has been for many years. Many famous figures with a desire for decadence have frequented the area. Oscar Wilde, Sir Laurence Olivier and Freddie Mercury have all lived in Chelsea. 

For more fun facts about figures about Chelsea and the surrounding areas of Chelsea, scroll down to our Chelsea feature page!




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Chelsea, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Chelsea (or you already live in Chelsea but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Chelsea there is a big choice of high quality Chelsea schools, with a number of the Chelsea’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Chelsea’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Chelsea, 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.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Chelsea and in the suburbs of The Kings Road, Sloane Square, Kensington and Fulham by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

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



Eaton Square School

Belgravia, London, England, SW1V 1PP

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-13 Years, Day

Eaton Square School offer's a well-balanced education, placing an emphasis on developing the whole child pupils will be fully prepared to take their own place in an ever-changing world.

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Dolphin School

Battersea, London, England, SW11 6QW

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-11 Years, Day

Dolphin School is a small, independent co-educational Christian school which thrives on on our motto: Love, Wisdom and Truth. Their approach is to encourage children to explore their different intelligences and to grow them with confidence, compassion, ambition and integrity.

[Read More About Dolphin School…]



Bute House Preparatory School for Girls

Hammersmith, London, England, W6 7EA

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

Bute House has an outstanding reputation for the academic success of the girls, but a great education encompasses so much more and, in fact, contributes to academic success. Bute House is forward thinking and offers a broad curriculum that develops skills alongside knowledge, provides opportunities for girls to excel in subjects like science and technology and develops their passions for creative and performing arts, sport and music.

[Read More About Bute House Preparatory School for Girls…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In London, UK

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

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:




Where To Live In Chelsea, England UK

The most popular neighbourhoods in the Chelsea area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Chelsea, UK

Earl’s Court, (9,900), Holland Park (9,100), Ladbroke Grove (7,400), Sloane Square (5,600)




Chelsea is a very popular place to live and many people move to Chelsea each year, or to near Chelsea and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Chelsea are looking for a bustling and vibrant location with endless opportunities to choose from. Deciding to relocate to Chelsea in order to enjoy a different pace of life of the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Chelsea, England, UK

> FACT 1: One of the most adored events in London is the Chelsea Flower Show. Taking place across five days every May, the Royal Horticultural Society puts on a display of the world’s most fabulous florals and cutting-edge garden design.  

> FACT 2: For an insta-worthy snap, Chelsea is the place. Head to Bywater Street for beautiful pastels, Godfrey Street for a bright pop of colour and Burnsall Street for some quirky shapes. When walking through the borough of Chelsea & Kensington you’re never far from charming pockets, cobbled mews and leafy squares. 

> FACT 3: Chelsea is well known for the football club that uses its name, however the training grounds are actually located down the road in Fulham. Stamford Bridge is just off the A304 and for those most dedicated fans, there are tours and events held frequently at the stadium.

> FACT 4: Chelsea has long attracted some of the world’s most famous characters. Vivienne Westwood adored Chelsea and even opened her famous SEX shop on the King’s Road. She opened the boutique clothing shop in 1974, using it to promote clothing that defined the modern punk movement.  

> FACT 5: You may have heard of the reality TV show ‘Made in Chelsea’. This series is based on wealthy singletons in their 20s and although it may not provide the most quality viewing, the cinematography shows gorgeous shots of the neighbourhood, showing viewers some of the most frequented pubs, bars and clubs in the area. 

> FACT 6: Visit the ‘Spirit Room’ inside the Natural History Museum. Unfortunately, we’re not referring to a collection of alcoholic liquors, but rather the liquids that are used to preserve various precious creatures and specimens! Take your pick from giant squid, deep-sea fish, lizards, scorpions - the list goes on…    

> FACT 7: In the mood for a sweet treat? How about a Chelsea Bun! These iconic pastries were first introduced in the 18th century and are a favourite of the royal family. 

> FACT 8: Chelsea was actually once a fishing village! Henry VIII took interest in the area in Tudor times as he built a riverside house here, from then on interest grew in the area and it started to develop into the affluent area it is today. 

> FACT 9: The famous Royal Hospital Chelsea is a Grade I listed building after being opened by Charles II in 1682. It is dedicated to war veterans as a place for soldiers to recover after serving. 

> FACT 10: The Michelin Tyre Company had its first headquarters in Chelsea, opening in 1911. It is even rumoured that the Michelin Man roams the streets at night and that’s why residents cars always look so spick and span…! 

Where To Live In Chelsea, UK

Chelsea and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, mansion, with or without granny annex, garden or courtyard.&nbsp There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

For central city living, Chelsea and the areas near Chelsea are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Baywater Street Chelsea, Lennox Gardens Mews Chelsea, Godfrey Street Chelsea, Burnsall Street Chelsea, Smith Terrance Chelsea, Markham Street Chelsea, Stewarts Grove Chelsea, Egerton Crescent Chelsea, Draycott Place Chelsea, Victoria Road Chelsea, Manresa Road Chelsea, De Vere Gardens Chelsea, Eaton Square Chelsea

Commuting To And From Chelsea By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Chelsea is especially popular with those who have offices based in London and are happy to commute into the centre for the majority of the week.&nbsp

Others are happy to commute regularly to The City of London, Canary Wharf, Westminster, The West End and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

Chelsea To City of London: The City is about 5 miles by road from Chelsea via the A3211 and driving to the centre of The City from Chelsea normally takes under 25 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The City from Chelsea, with tubes taking from 30 minutes via the District and Circle to get to The City.

Chelsea To Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf is about 7 miles by road from Chelsea via the A3212 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf from Chelsea normally takes under 30 minutes.There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from Chelsea, with tubes taking from 40 minutes via the Jubilee Line to get to Canary Wharf

Chelsea To Westminster: Westminster is about 3 miles by road from Chelsea via the A3212 and driving to the centre of Westminster from Chelsea normally takes under 15 minutes.There is a very regular bus service to Westminster from Chelsea, with buses taking from 20 minutes to get to Westminster.

Chelsea To The West End: The West End is about 4 miles by road from Chelsea via the A4 and driving to the centre of The West End from Chelsea normally takes under 20 minutes. There is a very regular bus service to The West End from Chelsea, with buses taking from 30 minutes to 40 minutes using the number 19 or 22 in order to get to The West End.



Nearest Airports To Chelsea, UK

The nearest airport to Chelsea is London City International Airport (LCY) which is 9 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (under 12 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (under 23 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (under 28 miles).




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