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

For anyone planning a move to or within Northamptonshire in the East Midlands, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Northamptonshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Northamptonshire's famous British cities and towns include Northampton, Kettering, Corby and Daventry.

Northamptonshire has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Move to Northamptonshire to see Elizabethan mansions perched in romantic deer parks, sleepy canals, and earls’ residences hidden in English farmland. Northamptonshire knows how to do countryside. Barbour and Dubarrys are essential uniform as horses pound across cross-country courses and Grand Prix cars speed around village circuits. If you’re after something a bit more relaxed then long-distance walkways take you past royal hunting lodges and over viaducts. Along the way you can call in at understated towns with hidden farmers’ markets and classical cathedrals. Or experience Northamptonshire by tranquil canal trip in this water-filled county, with boating lakes and country park reservoirs." Visit England

Northamptonshire is land locked, with neighbouring counties such as Warwickshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the east, Leicestershire and Rutland to the north and Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to the south.

Weetabix is from Northampton! The company is based all around the county and has been there since 1932. It even hosts the Weetabix Food and Drink awards in Northampton every year!




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

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

Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire, 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 Northamptonshire and in the cities of Northampton or towns like TOWNS 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.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.




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



Beachborough School

Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, NN13 5LB

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-13 years, Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly) 

At Beachborough we believe that potential lies within every child and it is our job to work with our children to help them recognise their own potential and to find the 'greatness' within them.

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Brooke House College

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, PLE16 7AU

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 11-19 years, Day & Boarding (Full) 

Brooke House College, is a unique and successful co-educational independent boarding and day school in Market Harborough, the heart of England. Their community is caring, diverse and inspiring to encourage and empower learners with passion and purpose. 

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Uppingham School

Uppingham, Rutland, England, LE15 9QE

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 13-19 Years, Day & Boarding (Full) 

Uppingham is a leading independent school for boys and girls aged 13-18. They are a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking full boarding school that inspires young people to pursue their passions. 

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Stowe School

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England MK18 5EH

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 13-18 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Flexi, Weekly)

Stowe is a unique school in the most sublime setting which celebrates youth rather than stifling it. Stowe embodies the English Enlightenment and the values and ethos of this epoch continue to shape the people who teach and learn here. Intellectual and academic enquiry lie at the heart of a Stowe education and Stoics are encouraged to excel in sport, art drama and music.

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Bedford Modern School

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England MK41 7NT

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

Combining a 250-year old tradition with a modern outlook, Bedford Modern School is an unpretentious, tolerant community where all students can flourish as individuals.

[Read More About Bedford Modern School...]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Northamptonshire, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Northamptonshire, 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 Northamptonshire, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Northamptonshire, 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 Northamptonshire, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Northamptonshire, 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 Northamptonshire, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Northamptonshire area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

> Northampton

Northampton (225,100), Wellingborough (50,500), Brackley (13,100), Finedon (4,300)

> Daventry

Daventry (72,000), Long Buckby (4,300), Weddon Bed (2,700), Badby (600)

> East Northamptonshire

Rushden (29,300), Irthlingborough (8,900), Higham Ferrers (8,000), Thrapston (6,200)

> South Northamptonshire

Towcester (9,200), Brackely (13,000), Kings Sutton (2,100),

> Corby & Kettering

Corby (56,800), Kettering (63,600), Market Harborough (25,100), Desborough (10,600)




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

Many of those moving to Northampton are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Northamptonshire capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Northampton 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 Northampton, England, UK

> FACT 1: The Grand Prix Silverstone circuit is in Northamptonshire! It was originally built in 1947 on the site of a World War 2 bomber station. People travel from all over the world to watch the stars descend on the circuit - imagine having it on your doorstep!

> FACT 2: Princess Diana’s resting place is located just outside Northampton in Althorp House, many come in order to visit her personal artefacts which are beautifully kept by those who still work at the house.

> FACT 3: Hungry? Thirsty? Or in need of a new pair of shoes? Northampton is the place to be! Weetabix, Carlsberg and Doc Martens are all located just outside Northampton.

> FACT 4: Northampton is home to the largest market square in England! It was first set up in 1189, and was used as an open-air cinema in an effort to enlist troops for the army!

> FACT 5: If you’re a fan of Les Miserables, head to Boughton House as that is where the wedding scene was filmed in the 2012 musical film!

> FACT 6: Football fans listen up! Les Ferdinand is from Northampton, the MBE footballer who is currently director of football at Queens Park Rangers was born and bred in the city.

> FACT 7: The first RADAR demonstration in the world took place in Northampton. Robert Watson-Watt invented the radar and held the demo in Northampton in 1935.

> FACT 8: In 1542, residents in Northampton used to pay rent using Apricots! After King Henry VIII bought the trees over from Italy, residents found that they would grow them in the area, and because they were such a delicacy, they used them to pay their rent!

> FACT 9: Agnes Browne, Joan Brwone and Mary Barber were all accused of witchcraft after rising on the back of a pig in 1612…

> FACT 10: If you’re looking for a lovely Sunday activity, take a stroll along the River Nene that runs straight through the city. And it won’t be a short walk either, as the river is 161 km long!

Where To Live In Northampton, UK

Northampton 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 cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Northampton living to rural, country lifestyles, Northampton and the areas near Northampton is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Abington Northampton, East Hunsbury Northampton, West Hunsbury Northampton, Western Favell Northampton, Delapre Northampton, Kingsthorpe Northampton, Kingsthorpe Northampton, Boughton Northampton, Great Houghton, Northampton, Wootton Northampton,

Commuting To And From Northampton By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Northampton is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Oxford and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Northampton To London: London is about 67 miles by road from Northampton via the M1 and driving to the centre of London from Northampton normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Northampton, with trains taking from 1 hour.

> Northampton To Cambridge: Cambridge is about 60 miles by road from Northampton via the A14 and driving to the centre of Cambridge from Northampton normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Cambridge from Northampton, with trains taking around 2 hours.

> Northampton To Birmingham: Birmingham is about 54 miles by road from Northampton via the M1 and M6 and driving to the centre of Birmingham from Northampton normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Birmingham from Northampton, with trains taking from 1 hour.



Nearest Airports To Northampton, UK

The nearest airport to Northampton is Birmingham Airport (BHX) (under 50 miles). Other nearby airports include London Luton (LTN) (38 miles), East Midlands (EMA) (52 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) which is 66 miles from Northampton.




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