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

For anyone planning a move to or within Harrow, in north west 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 London, Harrow's famous areas include the town of Harrow, Pinner, West Harrow and Harrow on the Hill.

Harrow has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, charming architecture, 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.

"The London Borough of Harrow lies in a brilliant location with close links to central London and surrounding areas of beautiful countryside. It has a wide variety of local amenities and has flourished into an exciting town since becoming part of Greater London in 1965. However it has still retained it’s close-knit community and is one of the most in demand places to live in London." What's on in Harrow

Harrow is located in the north west of London and borders four other London boroughs. Hillingdon is to the west, Ealing to the south, Brent to the south-east and Barnet to the east. Harrow also shares borders with the Harrow of Hertfordshire, specifically the districts of Three Rivers and Hertsmere. 

The beautifully preserved centre of Harrow, known as Harrow on the Hill, is a conservation area with many listed Georgian buildings. Harrow School is also located in the area and is one of the most famous public schools in the UK. Famous actor Benedict Cumberbatch attended the school as well as Prime Ministers, Robert Peel and Winston Churchill. 

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

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

Harrow’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 Harrow 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 Harrow and in the suburbs of Pinner, West Harrow and Harrow on the Hill 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.

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



Quainton Hall School

Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1RX

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

Quainton Hall School is a thriving IAPS co-educational Preparatory School, dedicated to the education of boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

[Read More About Quainton Hall School...]



Reddiford School

Pinner, Middlesex, London, England, HA5 5HH

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

At Reddiford, high academic standards are achieved within a friendly, family environment, ensuring children develop their full potential both socially and academically.

[Read More About Reddiford School…]



St Helen’s School

Northwood, Middlesex, London, England, HA6 3AS

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

St Helen’s is a leading independent day school for girls aged 3-18 and is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association. Their spacious and beautiful 21-acre site is conveniently located in the heart of Northwood in North London, approximately 30 minutes by underground from Central London on the Metropolitan Line and within easy reach of the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire borders.

[Read More About St Helens School…]



The King Alfred School

Golders Green, London, England, NW11 7HY

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-18 Years, Day

At the heart of the King Alfred philosophy is their child centred approach. They appreciate that every child is unique and has their own set of strengths, attributes and areas to develop. King Alfred School appreciates that every child is unique, and they get to know them as individuals.

[Read More About The King Alfred School…]



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:

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

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years 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 Harrow, London, England, UK

The most popular areas and towns in the Harrow area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Harrow, Harrow, UK

Harrow (250,100), North Harrow (30,000)

>  Canons, Harrow, UK

Canons Park (12,400), Little Stanmore (23,700)

>  Kenton, Harrow, UK (35,600)

>  Pinner, Harrow, UK (31,100)

>  Stanmore Park, Harrow, UK (23,700)

>  Headstone, Harrow, UK (21,200)

>  Queensbury, Harrow, UK (15,150)

>  Roxbourne, Harrow, UK (12,828)

> Harrow on the Hill, Harrow, UK (12,270)

>  Greenhill, Harrow, UK (12,420)

>  Marlborough, Harrow, UK (12,300)

>  Roxeth, Harrow, UK (11,600)

>  Harrow Weald, Harrow, UK (11,400)

>  Wealdstone, Harrow, UK (11,400)

>  Belmont, Harrow, UK (11,300) 

>  Rayners Lane, Harrow, UK (11,100)

>  Hatch End, Harrow, UK (10,700)

>  West Harrow, Harrow, UK (10,400)




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

Many of those moving to Harrow are looking for a bustling and vibrant location with endless opportunities to choose from. Deciding to relocate to Harrow 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 Harrow, London, England, UK

> FACT 1:  Harrow is a cultural hub, the suburb hosts a variety of art forms and celebrates unique performances, concerts and plays. Harrow Arts Centre is located in Elliot Hall and is a Grade II listed building, the architecture warrants a visit in itself, however there are many events put on throughout the year that are definitely worth an evening out. 

> FACT 2: Harrow school is one of the oldest and famous schools in the UK. The school opened in 1572 after Queen Elizabeth I granted John Lyon a Royal Charter. Famous Old Harrovians include Winston Churchill, Robert Peel and Stanley Baldwin. 

> FACT 3:  The famous game of squash was invented in Harrow! Students playing the game at Harrow School in 1830 realised that when the balls were punctured, the game became much harder… The school then built their own squash courts in 1864 and the game has flourished ever since! 

> FACT 4:  Sir Roger Bannister, a Harrow-born athlete was the first person to run a four-minute mile! He completed the race in 3.59.4 seconds.  

> FACT 5: the London Motorcycle Museum is located in Harrow. It makes for an excellent visit for any petrolhead! Famous exhibitions of British motorcycles from the BSA to Triumph can be found here and you can even support the museum by “adopting” a bike!  

> FACT 6: The signature red pillar letter box was invented by an Old Harrovian, author Anthony Trollope went to Harrow School and introduced the letter box before working as a Royal Mail surveyor. 

> FACT 7: The historical centre of Harrow on the Hill has a strong pagan history. In fact, the area was once called ‘Gumeniga Hergae’ which has the eerie translation of ‘heathen shrine’! 

> FACT 8:  Visit Harrow’s famous ‘Doll’s House on the Hill’! This quirky tea house and cafe attracts visitors from all over the country. The interiors and furniture are designed to make it feel as if you’re in an old and beautifully intricate Doll’s House - well worth a cup of tea! 

> FACT 9:  In the area of Stanmore, there are two ponds that are known locally as Caesar's Ponds. This is because they are actually manmade and date back to Roman Times. Rumour has it that Boudicca and her rebel army used these ponds for shelter whilst fighting. 

> FACT 10: Harrow is a hub for the religion of Zoroastrianism, followed by Freddie Mercury, it originated in 1,500 BC in ancient Iran and only has around 4,100 remaining followers in London, many visit the Zoroastrian Centre on Rayners Lane for worship. As a grade II listed converted cinema, it makes for an excellent visit. 

Where To Live In Harrow, UK

Harrow 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. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

For central city living, Harrow and the areas near Harrow 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:

Harrow on the Hill Harrow, Pinner Harrow, Chasewood Park Harrow, Sudbury Hill Harrow, Ilmington Harrow, Lyon Square Harrow, Curtis Court Harrow, Stanmore Park Harrow, Harrow Weald Harrow, Wealdstone Harrow

Commuting To And From Harrow By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Harrow 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.

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:

> Harrow To Central London: Central London is about 14 miles by road from Harrow via the A40 and driving to the centre of Central London from Harrow normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular tube service to Central London from Harrow, with tubes taking from 35 to 45 minutes on the Bakerloo Line to get into Central London.

> Harrow To The City: The City of London is about 15 miles by road from Harrow via the A40 and driving to the centre of The City from Harrow normally takes under 1 hours 10 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The City from Harrow, with tubes taking from 50 to 55 minutes via the Bakerloo and Central Line to get to The City.

> Harrow To Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf is about 30 miles by road from Harrow via the A406 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf from Harrow normally takes under 1 hour 25 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from Harrow, with tubes taking from 55 minutes to 1 hour via the Bakerloo and Jubilee Line to get to Canary Wharf.

> Harrow To The West End: The West End is about 13 miles by road from Harrow via the A40 and driving to the centre of The West End from Harrow normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The West End from Harrow, with tubes taking from 35minutes to 45 minutes via the Northern and Bakerloo Lines to get to The West End.



Nearest Airports To Harrow, UK

The nearest airport to Harrow is London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) which is 8 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (under 17 miles), London Luton (LTN) (under 21 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (under 30 miles).




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