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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In South Yorkshire

For anyone planning a move to or within South Yorkshire in central-north England we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic South Yorkshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, South Yorkshire's famous British cities and towns include Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Haworth.

South Yorkshire 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.

"You'll find jaw-dropping scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage and hidden market towns in equal measures in South Yorkshire. Hop on an imaginary stagecoach to historical inns in regal Doncaster. Rock climbers and walkers enjoy Peak District National Park escarpments and vales. Pause at market towns and hamlets for windmills, old churches and country pubs. Novelties like steam railways, model villages and science centres keep little visitors to this Yorkshire and Humber county amused for hours. Don't miss cosmopolitan Sheffield's glasshouse gardens, art galleries and cathedral chapels." Visit England

South Yorkshire is land-locked, with neighbouring counties such as Derbyshire and West Yorkshire to the west, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the east and Nottinghamshire to the south-east.

Doncaster, a city in South Yorkshire, has held the oldest classic horse race in the world. St Leger still attracts thousands of people to its grounds every year after it first opened in 1776.




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

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

South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire, 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 South Yorkshire and in the cities of Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham or towns like Barnsley and Haworth 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 isbi.com 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 South Yorkshire, one of the best being:



Moorlands School

Weetwood Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England LS16 5PF

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

The hidden gem of North Leeds, Moorlands School offers children aged 2-11 an all-round education in a caring environment where every child can shine. The result: confident, independent and articulate individuals, ready to face new challenges.

[Read More About Moorlands School…]



Brantwood Specialist School

Sheffield, West Yorkshire, England S7 1NU

Special School, Co-Educational, 7-19 Years, Day & Boarding (Flexi, Fulll, Weekly

Brantwood Specialist School is located on the outskirts of Sheffield and in addition to the main campus, includes a smallholding and a theatre / performing arts space. Pupils at Brantwood participate in the Practical Skills Therapeutic Education curriculum which is braided with the national curriculum requirements.

[Read More About Brantwood Specialist School…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In South Yorkshire, UK

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

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

Some of the best Special Needs schools in South Yorkshire, 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 South Yorkshire, England, UK

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

> Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK

Barnsley (244,600), Penistone (22,900), Wombwell (15,300), Cudworth (10,900)

> Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK

Doncaster (311,900), Adwick le Street (15,900), Campsall (1,800)

> Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK

Rotherham (109,600), Laughton en le Morthen (1,200), Maltby (16,700), Wath upon Deame (11,800), Wentworth (1,500)

> Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Sheffield (584,000), Dronfield (21,300), Chapeltown (10,000), Chesterfield (103,600)




Sheffield 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 Sheffield are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the South Yorkshire capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Sheffield 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 Sheffield, England, UK

> FACT 1: Tina Turner performed her last gig in Sheffield! The popular music venue of FlyDSA was packed with people as tina celebrated her 50th anniversary tour.

> FACT 2: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes series, worked in Sheffield as a doctor in 1878. He worked as an assistant on Spital Hill and took inspiration for “The Hound of the Baskervilles” whilst living in Sheffield.

> FACT 3: The Clash, a famous English rock band, held their first gig in the Black Swan in Sheffield. They were a support act for the Sex Pistols but soon went on to do thier own first tour in the late 1970s.

> FACT 4: Sheffield broke the Guinness World Record for the most pancakes flipped in 30 seconds! The University of Sheffield held a celebration on Shove Tuesday in 2012 where students staff and locals all joined in to try and break the record!

> FACT 5: If you are a fan of Snooker, Sheffield is the place to be as the World Snooker Championship is held in the city every year.

> FACT 6: There are more trees than people in Sheffield. With around 240 parks, Sheffield is the perfect city for a lunchtime stroke or a weekend picnic!

> FACT 7: Sheffield FC is the oldest football club in the world! It was founded in 1857 with the club still playing in association football.

> FACT 8: Jessica Ennis-Hill, one of Britain's most successful athletes was born and raised in Sheffield!

> FACT 9: Sheffield is rumoured to have a haunted pub. The Carbrook Hall is a particularly old building that dates back to 1620. Rumour has it that if you’re lucky (or unlucky…) you can spot a ghost of a man drinking a pint at the bar and the sound of childrens footsteps running around the pool room…

> FACT 10: Sheffield is known as the ‘steel city’ and produced steel for the Brooklyn Bridge!

Where To Live In Sheffield, UK

Sheffield 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 Sheffield living to rural, country lifestyles, Sheffield and the areas near Sheffield 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:

St Pauls Sheffield, Crookes Sheffield, Walkley Sheffield, Fulwood Sheffield, Dore Sheffield, Hillsborough Sheffield, Ecclesall Sheffield, Chapeltown Sheffield, Meadowhead, Sheffield

Commuting To And From Sheffield By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Sheffield 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 COMMUTER TOWNS and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Sheffield To London: London is about 170 miles by road from Sheffield via the M1 and driving to the centre of London from Sheffield normally takes under 3 hour 40 minutes. There is a very regular train service to London from Sheffield, with trains taking from 2 hours to 2 hours 45 minutes.

> Sheffield To Manchester: Manchester is about 40 miles by road from Sheffield via the A57 and driving to the centre of Manchester from Sheffield normally takes under 1 and a half hours. There is a very regular train service to Manchester from Sheffield, with trains taking around 1 hour.

> Sheffield To Leeds: Leeds is about 36 miles by road from Sheffield via the M1 and driving to the centre of Leeds from Sheffield normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Leeds from Sheffield, with trains taking from 40 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Sheffield, UK

The nearest airport to Sheffield is Manchester (MAN) which is 33 miles from Sheffield. Other nearby airports include Leeds Bradford (LBA) (under 34 miles), Birmingham (BHX) (65 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (114 miles).




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