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Wandsworth Private Schools & Special Schools


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

For anyone planning a move to or within Wandsworth in south 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 Great Britain, Wandsworth's famous areas include Battersea, Tooting, Putney and Wandsworth Town.

Wandsworth 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. 

"Nicknamed ‘Magic Wandsworth’, this sought after neighbourhood has everything that a young family could desire. Beautiful Victorian houses are nestled within quiet residential streets with both Clapham and Wandsworth common just a short walk away. Many families are drawn to this pocket of London due to the great schools, green space and upmarket delis, restaurants and shops." Financial Times

Wandsworth hungs the Thames River to the north, with Lambeth to the east, Merton to the south and Richmont to the west. 

Many famous writers have passed through the beautiful neighbourhoods of Wandsworth. Louis de Bernieres lived in Wandsworth whilst he was writing Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and George Elliot lived on Wimbledon Park Road whilst writing Mill on the Floss.  

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




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

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

Wandsworth’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 Wandsworth, 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 Wandsworth and in the suburbs of Battersea, Tooting, Putney and Wandsworth Town 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 Wandsworth, some of the best of which being:




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…]



Brighton College Prep Kensington 

Princes Gardens, London, England, SW7 1ND 

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

Brighton College Prep Kensington is a happy and vibrant school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13. As a part of the award-winning Brighton College family of schools, Brighton College Prep Kensington nurtures a culture of kindness, where the personal happiness of children is our priority.

[Read More About Brighton College Prep Kensington...]



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…]



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.

[Read More About Eaton Square School…]



City of London School for Girls

Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BB

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 11-18 Years, Day

To find space to pioneer. known for its outstanding education, to be fun, pioneering and properly adventurous, leading the country in scholarly exploration, pastoral development, partnerships and co-curricular engagement.

[Read More About City of London School for Girls...]



St Catherine's School

Twickenham, London, TW1 4QJ

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 3-18 Years, Day

At St Catherine’s we understand the importance of the individual and the community. We foster curiosity, creativity and resilience and our excellent pastoral care helps each girl to find her own gifts and talents.

[Read More About St Catherine's School...]



Abercorn School

Westminster, London, TNW8 9XP

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-18 Years, Day

Abercorn’s aim is to give children the best start in education by providing a friendly, caring and inspiring academic atmosphere where a true love of learning is nurtured.

[Read More About Abercorn 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 Wandsworth, England, UK

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

>  Wandsworth Town, Wandsworth,  UK

Wandsworth Common (13,600), Fairfield (14,600), Northcote (12,700), Balham (9,500), Nightingale (14,800) Earlsfield (15,400)

>  Battersea, Wandsworth, UK

Battersea (73,300), Shaftesbury (15,500), Latchmere (15,700), St. Mary’s Park (19,700), Queenstown (16,300) 

>  Tooting, Wandsworth, UK

Tooting (16,200), Graveney (15,600), Furzedown (15,500), Belford (14,600)

>  Putney, Wandsworth, UK

Putney (16,400), Roehampton & Putney Heath (16,100), West Hill (16,400), Thamesfield  (14,800) Southfields (13,400) 




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

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

> FACT 1: Tooting was recently named one of the ‘10 coolest neighbourhoods in the world’ by Lonely Planet! Famous for its craft beer scene, sourdough pizza and diverse markets it’s also been nicknamed ‘the friendliest place in London’.

> FACT 2: Famous Wandsworthians include Kevin Spacey, Keira Knightley & Richard Branson!

> FACT 3: Wandsworth is home to ‘Londoners’ Favourite Restaurant’! Chez Bruce is one of four restaurants south of the river to have a Michelin-star, sitting right next to Wandsworth Common and with prices sitting around £55 for three courses, it’s a Wandsworth Favourite.

> FACT 4: Tooting is on Mars! Joking aside, there really is a 28km crater on Mars that has recently been named by Pete Mouginis-Mark, a Wandsworth Resident and planetary expert. Pete discovered the crater and said it reminded him of Tooting Bec and thus, the name was given!

> FACT 5: Battersea Power Station has recently undergone a massive redevelopment, costing £9 billion the project is now finished and includes a luxury range of homes, shops, cafes, offices and 19 acres of public space. The power station was also used by the Spice Girls, as they filmed Spice Girls - The Movie…

> FACT 6: Wandsworth is home to London’s only licenced heliport. It opened in 1959 and has previously been owned by Harrods!

> FACT 7: Battersea was the location for the first football match ever played through the Football Association. Players flocked to Battersea Park on the 9th of January 1863 for this historic match.

> Fact 8: Putney is one of the most important centres for rowing in the UK. Each year Putney hosts the legendary Oxford vs Cambridge Boat race, starting near Putney Bridge.

> FACT 9: Wandsworth is the location of London’s first purpose-built mosque. In 1926, Faz-Mosque was completed thanks to donations from the Ahmadi Muslim women in Qadian, India and Since 1984, the mosque has been the international headquarters for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

> FACT 10: The first ever british asparagus was grown in Battersea Park in 1850! The name Battersea actually means marshy island and the area was once famous for its asparagus fields.

Where To Live In Wandsworth, UK

Wandsworth 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, Wandsworth and the areas near Wandsworth 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:

Wandsworth Wandsworth, Tooting Wandsworth, Battersea Wandsworth, Putney Wandsworth, Wimbledon Grounds Wandsworth, Battersea Exchange Wandsworth, Embassy Gardens Wandsworth, Coda Wandsworth, Earlsfield Wandsworth, LQ Wandsworth

Commuting To And From Wandsworth By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Wandsworth 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:

> Wandsworth To City of London: The City is about 7 miles by road from Wandsworth via the A3036 and driving to the centre of The City from Wandsworth normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The City from Wandsworth, with tubes taking from 30 minutes to 40 minutes via the District and Circle Lines to get to The City.

> Wandsworth To Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf is about 10 miles by road from Wandsworth via the A3 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf from Wandsworth normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from Wandsworth, with tubes taking from 40 minutes to 45 minutes via the Jubilee Line to get to Canary Wharf

> Wandsworth To Westminster: Westminster is about 5 miles by road from Wandsworth via the B305 and driving to the centre of Westminster from Wandsworth normally takes under 25 minutes. There is a very regular bus service to Westminster from Wandsworth, with buses taking from 30 minutes to 45 minutes to get to Westminster.

> Wandsworth To The West End: The West End is about 7 miles by road from Wandsworth via the B305 and driving to the centre of The West End from Wandsworth normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The West End from Wandsworth, with tubes taking from 40 minutes to 50 minutes via the Northern Line to get to The West End.



Nearest Airports To Wandsworth, UK

The nearest airport to Wandsworth is London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) which is 10 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (under 11 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (under 21 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (under 36 miles).




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