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BEST SCHOOLS IN SOMERSET, UK

Somerset Private Schools & Special Schools

WELCOME TO SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK

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

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Somerset's famous British cities and towns include Bath, Taunton, Yeovil, Wells and Glastonbury.

The county 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.

"Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills, the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels. There is evidence of human occupation from Paleolithic times, and of subsequent settlement by the Celts, Romans and Anglo-Saxons." Wikipedia

The county's coastline faces Wales and it is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, with Bristol to the north, Dorset to the south-east, Devon to the south-west, Wiltshire to the east and the River Avon forming the traditional border with Gloucestershire.

Somerset's name derives from the Old English word "Sumorsǣte" which is used in the motto of the county "Sumorsǣte ealle" adopted in 1911, meaning "all the people of Somerset".


TOP PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK

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

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

Somerset’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 Somerset, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 30+ years, our School Search guide 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 Somerset and in the cities of Bath and Wells towns like Taunton, Yeovil and Glastonbury 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.

Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Somerset, UK

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

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

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Somerset, 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:



MOVING TO SOMERSET?

Where To Live In Somerset, England, UK

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

>  Bath and North East Somerset, UK

Bath (95,000), Keynsham (16,000), Midsomer Norton (12,500), Radstock (9,500), Peasedown St John (6,500), Paulton (5,500)

>  North Somerset, UK

Weston-super-Mare (84,000), Portishead (24,000), Clevedon (21,000), Nailsea (16,000), Yatton (7,000), Long Ashton (5,500), Pill/Easton-in-Gordano (5,000), Winscombe (4,500)

>  Somerset West and Taunton, UK

Taunton (60,500), Minehead (12,000), Wellington (11,000), Watchet (3,500), Williton (2,500), Wiveliscombe (2,000), Dulverton (1,500)

>  South Somerset, UK

Yeovil (42,000), Chard (13,000), Crewkerne (8,000), Ilminster (6,000), Wincanton (5,500), Somerton (5,000), Martock (4,500), Bruton (3,000), South Petherton (3,000), Castle Cary (2,500), Langport (1,000)

>  Sedgemoor, UK

Bridgwater (41,500), Burnham-on-Sea/Highbridge (23,500), Cheddar (5,000), Wedmore (3,500), North Petherton (3,000), Axbridge (2,000)

>  Mendip, UK

Frome (26,000), Street (13,000), Wells (10,500), Shepton Mallet (10,500), Glastonbury (8,500)


FOCUS ON... LIVING IN BATH, ENGLAND, UK

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

Many of those moving to Bath are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Somerset capital to enjoy a different pace of life and 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 Bath, England, UK

> FACT 1:  Bath is named after the the Roman-built baths (https://www.romanbaths.co.uk) where Celts and Romans enjoyed BBritain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters more than 2,000 years ago

> FACT 2:  Bath is the only city in the UK to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site Bath has more museums per square mile than any other English city

> FACT 3:  The iconic Royal Crescent in Bath is one of the most famous streets in the world (it was designed by John Wood the Younger to give ‘well-off’ residents the feel of country living in the heart of the city) along with the majestic Circus

> FACT 4:  Built in the 1700s, the Italian-inspired Pulteney Bridge sits at the heart of the city and is thought to be only one of four such structures in the world

> FACT 5:  King Edgar, the first king of all England, was crowned in AD973 at Bath Abbey which has been a site of worship for more than 1,000 years

> FACT 6:  Bath's stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel, she called Bath home from 1801 to 1806, and the city provided inspiration for two of her six published novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

> FACT 7:  Bath is a very popular filming location and has had a starring role as a location in the huge hit Bridgerton and in other programmes like Sherlock, The Trial of Christine Keeler, Belgravia, The Pursuit of Love and McDonald and Dodds as well as featuring in Hollywood hits such as Les Misérables, The Duchess, and Vanity Fair.

> FACT 8:  Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor to Bath and is said to have conceived the character of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop while in the city in 1840, he also satirised the social life of Bath in The Pickwick Papers.

> FACT 9:  Bath Rugby, a professional rugby union club in the Premiership, was founded in 1865 and has played at the famous Recreation Ground in the heart of the city since 1894

> FACT 10:  Bath is a place of learning with two universities (Bath University and Bath Spa University) and several colleges covering all types of study from undergraduate and postgraduate to part-time and vocational courses, it is also a very popular location for foreign students learning English

Where To Live In Bath, UK

Bath 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 city living to rural, country lifestyles, Bath and the areas near Bath 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:

Bathampton Bath, Bathwick Bath, Bathwick Hill Bath, Bear Flat Bath, Blackmore Drive Bath, Bloomfield Drive Bath, Bloomfield Road Bath, Claverton Down Bath, Cobb Farr Bath, Combe Down Bath, Dunkerton Bath, Englishcombe Lane Bath, Ensleigh Bath, Entry Hill Bath, Fairfield Park Bath, Hillcrest Drive Bath, Holburne Park Bath, Langdon Road Bath, Larkhall Bath, Midford Road Bath, Monkton Combe Bath, Moorland Road Bath, Mulberry Park Bath, Newbridge Road Bath, Odd Down Bath, Oldfield Park Bath, Royal Crescent Bath, Rush Hill Bath, Sion Hill Bath, Sladebrook Road Bath, Southdown Bath, Southstoke Bath, St James Square Bath, Sulis Meadows Bath, The Circus Bath, Timsbury Bath, Tunley Bath, Twerton Bath, Upper Weston Bath, Warminster Road Bath, Wellsway Bath, Weston Bath, Widcombe Bath

Commuting To And From Bath By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Bath 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 Bristol, London, Cardiff, Oxford and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Bath To London: London is about 115 miles by road from Bath via the M4 and driving to the centre of London from Bath normally takes under 3 hours.  There is a very regular train service to London from Bath, with trains taking from 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 11 minutes to get to London.

>  Bath To Bristol: Bristol is about 14 miles by road from Bath via the A4 and driving to the centre of Bristol from Bath normally takes under 45 minutes.  There is a very regular train service to Bristol from Bath, with trains taking about 20 minutes to get to Bristol.

>  Bath To Cardiff: Cardiff is about 60 miles by road from Bath via the M4 and driving to the centre of Cardiff from Bath normally takes under 1 hour 30 minutes.  There is a regular train service to Cardiff from Bath, with trains taking about 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Cardiff.

>  Bath To Oxford: Oxford is about 80 miles by road from Bath via the M4 and driving to the centre of Oxford from Bath normally takes about 1 hour 45 minutes.  There is a regular train service to Oxford from Bath, with trains taking about 2 hours to get to Oxford.

Nearest Airports To Bath, UK

The nearest airport to Bath is Bristol International Airport (BRS) which is 15 miles away.  Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (under 80 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (about 85 miles), London Luton (LTN) (under 95 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (under 100 miles).


ESTATE AGENTS IN SOMERSET, ENGLAND, UK

A&F Property Group (Abbott & Frost)

www.aandfproperty.co.uk

Allen & Harris Estate Agents

www.allenandharris.co.uk

Andrews Estate Agents

www.andrewsonline.co.uk

Bairstow Eves Estate Agents

www.bairstoweves.co.uk

Bath Stone Property

www.bathstoneproperty.com

Brightestmove Estate Agents

www.brightestmove.co.uk

Barons Property

www.baronsproperty.co.uk

Berryman's Estate Agents

www.berrymansproperties.net

Bloor Homes

www.bloorhomes.com

Carter Jonas Estate Agents

www.carterjonas.co.uk

Chants Estate Agents

www.chantsestateagents.co.uk

Chestertons Estate Agents

www.chestertons.co.uk/en-gb

Humberts Estate Agents

www.humberts.com/humberts-locations

Connells Estate Agents

www.connells.co.uk/estate-agents

Cooper And Tanner

www.cooperandtanner.co.uk

Crane Estate Agents

www.cranesalesandlettings.co.uk

David Wilson Homes

www.dwh.co.uk

Derbyshires Estate Agents

www.derbyshires.net

Edwards Estate Agents

www.edwardsyeovil.co.uk

English Homes Estate Agents

www.english-homes.co.uk

Farrons Estate Agents

http://farrons.co.uk

Fidelis Estate Agents

www.fidelisinbath.co.uk

Fine And Country Estate Agents

www.fineandcountry.com/uk

Forest Marble Estate Agents

www.forestmarble.co.uk

Fox And Sons Estate Agents

www.fox-and-sons.co.uk

Geoffrey Smith Estate Agents

www.geoffreysmith.org

Gibbins Richards Estate Agents

www.gibbinsrichards.co.uk

Gregorys Independent Estate Agents

www.gregorysestateagent.co.uk

GTH (Greenslade Taylor Hunt)

www.gth.net

Hamptons Estate Agents

www.hamptons.co.uk

Harrod Property

www.harrodproperty.co.uk

Holland & Odam Estate Agents

www.hollandandodam.co.uk

Homes Of Bath Estate Agents

www.homesofbath.co.uk

House Fox Estate Agents

www.housefox.co.uk

Hunter French Estate Agents

www.hunterfrench.co.uk

Hunter Lye Estate Agents

www.huntprop.co.uk

Jackson Stops Estate Agents

www.jackson-stops.co.uk

Justin Hunter Independent Estate Agents

www.justin-hunter.co.uk

Killens Estate Agents

www.killens.org.uk

KingsLand Property & Land Agents

www.kingslandproperty.com

Kingston's Estate Agents

www.kingstons.biz

Kit Johnson Residential Estate Agents

www.kitjohnson.co.uk

Knight Frank Estate Agents

www.knightfrank.co.uk

Laurel & Wylde Estate Agents

www.laurelandwylde.co.uk

Lewis Gray Estate Agents

www.lewisgray.co.uk

Liane Hanks Residential Estate Agents

www.lianehanksresidential.co.uk

Lodestone Property

www.lodestoneproperty.co.uk

Madison Oakley Estate Agents

www.madisonoakley.co.uk

Mayfair Town & Country Properties Independent Estate Agents

www.mayfairproperties.net

Mcallisters Estate Agents

www.mcallistersestateagents.co.uk

Mckinlays Estate Agents

www.mckinlays.co.uk

Miles Estate Agents

www.milesestateagents.co.uk

Nash & Co Estate Agents

www.nashandcobath.co.uk

Nest Associates Estate Agents

www.nestassociates.co.uk

On The Market Estate Agents

www.onthemarket.com /agents/somerset

Orchards Estates Independent Estate Agents

www.orchardsestates.com

Paul Fenton Estate Agents

www.paul-fenton.com

PrimeLocation Estate Agents

www.primelocation.com

Savills Estate Agents

www.savills.co.uk

Rightmove Estate Agents

www.rightmove.co.uk

Roderick Thomas Estate Agents

www.roderickthomas.co.uk

Romans Estate Agents

www.romans.co.uk

Savill Andrews Estate Agents

www.savillandrews.co.uk

Stags Estate Agents

www.stags.co.uk

Steven Smith Town & Country Estate Agents

www.stevensmithhomes.co.uk

Stonebridge Independent Estate Agents

www.stonebridgesouthwest.co.uk

Stonier Hobbs Residential Estate Agents

www.stonier-hobbs.com

Strutt And Parker Estate Agents

www.struttandparker.com

Symonds & Sampson Estate Agents, Auctioneers & Surveyors

www.symondsandsampson.co.uk

Tim Bennett And Associates Town & Country Estate Agents

www.timbennettandassociates.co.uk

Tor Estate Agents

www.torestates.co.uk

Town And Country Estate Agents

www.townandcountryestates.com

Tynings Independent Estate Agents

www.tyningsbath.com

Webbers Estate Agents

www.webbers.co.uk

WentWorth Estate Agents

www.wentworthestateagents.com

Westcoast Properties

www.westcoast-properties.co.uk

Whiteley Helyar Independent Estate Agents

www.whiteleyhelyar.co.uk

Wild And Lye

www.wildandlye.com

Wilkie May Tuckwood

www.wilkie.co.uk

Wilsons

www.wilsonsestateagents.co.uk

Wilkie May & Tuckwood

www.wilkie.co.uk

Winkworth

www.winkworth.co.uk

Wisden

www.wisdenhomes.com

Yopa

www.yopa.co.uk

Your Move (Bailey And Bryant) Estate Agents

www.your-move.co.uk

Zest Sales & Lettings

www.zestlovesproperty.com

Zoopla

www.zoopla.co.uk


REMOVAL COMPANIES (DOMESTIC) IN COUNTY, ENGLAND, UK

A 2 B Removals & Storage

www.a2b-removals-storage.co.uk

A P C Removals

www.apc-removals.co.uk

Ablemove

www.ablemove.net

Acorn Removals

www.removalsbridgwater.co.uk

Alan Farthing Removals

www.alanfarthing-removals.co.uk

Ark Removals & Storage

www.arkremovals.co.uk

Armishaw Removals & Storage

www.armishaws.com

Better Move Ltd

www.bettermoveonline.co.uk

Britannia Lanes Of Somerset & Bristol

www.britannialanes.co.uk

Coleman Removals & Storage Ltd

www.colemanremovals.co.uk

E & K Bartlett Removals Ltd

www.bartlettsremovals.co.uk

DJR Services

www.djrservices.co.uk

Easy2move Removals Southwest

www.easy2movesouthwest.com

Focus Removals Somerset Ltd

www.focusremovals.co.uk

G P R House Clearance

www.gprhouseclearance.co.uk

Ingenious Move Ltd

www.imove.ltd

Leakers & Keysafe Self Storage

www.leakers.co.uk

Man & Van Yeovil Somerset

www.manandvanyeovil.co.uk

Nightingale Removals Taunton

www.nightingaleremovals.com

O & H Removals

www.oandhremovals.co.uk

Onroad-removals

www.onroad-removals.co.uk

Oliver's Clearance Services

www.oliversclearanceservices.com

P & B Removals

www.pandbremovals.co.uk

Removals and Clearances

www.removalscollections.co.uk

Removals in Bristol

www.manandvansomerset.co.uk

Robins Removals

http://robinsremovals.com

Somerset Man with a Van

www.somersetmanwithavan.co.uk

Somerset Removals

www.thesomersetremovalcompany.co.uk

Sparkford Storage Ltd

www.sparkfordstorage.com

Storagebase

www.storagebase.com

Street Removals & Storage

www.streetremovals.co.uk

Sunny Afternoon Removals & Clearance

www.homeremovalssomerset.co.uk

T Wicks & Son

www.twicksandson.co.uk

The Handy Van

www.thehandyvan.co.uk

The Wright Removal Company

www.thewrightremovalcompany.co.uk

Weston & Edwards Removals

www.westonandedwards.co.uk

Yeovil Haulage Ltd

www.yeovilhaulage.co.uk

Your Move Removals

www.your-move-removals.co.uk

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