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Staffordshire Private Schools & Special Schools



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

Planning a move to Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of the UK?  We have gathered together some helpful information to get your exploration started...

Offering some of the most fascinating history and stunning landscapes in Great Britain, Staffordshire’s famous British cities and towns include Stoke-on-Trent, Lichfield, Tamworth, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Burton-upon-Trent. 

With a great choice of high-quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, plenty of activities and excellent housing, Staffordshire has a lot to offer.

"Staffordshire is home to the highest village in Britain, Flash. The village, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, stands at 1,519 ft (463 m) above sea level." - Wikipedia

Staffordshire is a landlocked county, bordering Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands county and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

 Staffordshire is a vibrant county all year round, but one day stands out!  Every year on 1 May, the county celebrates Staffordshire Day, with events of all shapes and sizes across the county.  








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


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


Staffordshire ’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 Staffordshire UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")


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>  You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Staffordshire and in the cities of Lichfield and towns like Stoke-On-Trent,  Tamworth and Stafford 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 Staffordshire, some of the best of which include: 



Denstone College


Denstone, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England ST14 5HN
Tel: +44 (0) 1889 590484

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4 to 18 Years, Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Denstone College, close to the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, combines the traditional elements of public school education with a modern outlook. Small classes and personal tutors allow for extensive academic and pastoral attention, enabling staff to focus on the development of individual potential in each child.


To shine the light – provide inspiration, discovery and understanding to our pupils by delivering excellence in the classroom and beyond.

To enable the journey - create opportunities by promoting the highest possible standards of educational achievement in an environment where pupils are encouraged to realise their true potential becoming ever more independent, resilient and confident.

To serve the community - remain true to the College’s founding aims of widening access to a sound, Christian education.

To be the reference point - whereby Denstonians (current and former) can reflect on our belief in Achievement, Confidence and Happiness, and the values instilled here of Honesty, Endeavour and Kindness so that they play a useful role in society, leading fulfilling and purposeful lives.

[Read More About Denstone College...]



 Lichfield Cathedral School


 The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England WS13 7LH
Tel: +44 (0) 1543 306170


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

Lichfield Cathedral School is a flourishing coeducational independent day school in Staffordshire for ages 21/2 to 18.  Our school community is based on core values of learning, faith, leadership and service, whose purpose is to educate and inspire young people to become confident, enthusiastic and responsible members of society.

[Read More About Lichfield Cathedral School)



 Abbotsholme school

 Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England ST14 5BS
Tel: +44 (0) 1889 590217


Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Abbotsholme School is an independent day and boarding School for boys and girls aged 2-18. Set within 140 acres of beautiful countryside on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire boarder. Pupils at Abbotsholme have a balanced education, with a full academic curriculum and an extensive outdoor education programme. The outdoor space that Abbotsholme provides is a safe haven for pupils, which encourages wellbeing and a healthy state of mind. The School site includes a working farm and equestrian centre, synthetic pitch, rock climbing centre, theatre and outdoor swimming pool. Class sizes are small to cater for individual focus.



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



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Nearest Airports To Staffordshire, UK

 The nearest airport to Stafford is Birmingham (BHX) Airport which is 29.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include East Midlands (EMA) (33 miles), Manchester (MAN) (39.4 miles), Liverpool (LPL) (48.1 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (98 miles)






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