Schools Guide

Explore some of the best prep, senior and boarding schools, click on the school to find out more

Banstead  |  220 day girls & boys  | 2-11 years Banstead Prep School is a co-educational prep school and nursery for girls and boys aged 2-11, where there’s more to a good education.

Esher  |  893 pupils  | 2.5 - 18 years  | Claremont Fan Court's core value and motto is to ‘Be Strong in Understanding’. It’s embedded in the culture, a way of teaching and learning that sets them apart from other schools.

Choosing a school for your child

Battersea  I    Approx 1,000 pupils    I    10-18 years At Emanuel, it is our vision that pupils are happy, confident and kind, demonstrating high aspirations in all that they do.

Feltonfleet School fosters critical thinking and kindness

Woking  I   921 Pupils  I   11-18 year olds Built over a century ago at the express wish of Queen Victoria, as the national monument to General Gordon, Gordon’s School is listed as one of Britain’s outstanding schools by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector.

Shepperton  I    435 pupils    I    11-18 Boys, 16-18 Girls Halliford School is a warm-hearted school based on strong family values where we are proud to know and be respectful of every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.

Kingston Upon Thames  |  290 pupils  |  Girls age 3-11  |  Holy Cross Prep provides a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment for girls, welcoming all faiths and cultures.

Sutton  |  320 day boys  | 4-13 years Homefield Prep school is an independent day school for boys aged 4 to 13 in Sutton. As one of the oldest Prep schools in England, Homefield Prep has been renowned for its academic success and family atmosphere for over 150 years, since 1870.

Wimbledon  I   1,477 Pupils  I   7-18 year olds King’s College School is an outstanding, independent day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18 located in one of the most attractive and peaceful parts of London, on the south side of Wimbledon Common.

Mayfield, East Sussex  I   405 Girls  I  Ages 11-18 years Described by country life as ‘one of the finest schools in the land’, Mayfield is a vibrant, happy and successful independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1872, the school is set within 75 acres of the beautiful Sussex countryside and conveniently located within an hour of Central London.

Surrey  |  270 pupils  |  2-4 years co-educational, 4-13 years boys   |  Parkside is changing. Whilst the school’s rich history is steeped in tradition, the boys enjoy a hugely diverse and exciting curriculum which prepares them for the future.

Caversham  |  Approx 450  | 11-18 years. Set in 35 acres Queen Anne's School is an independent boarding and day school for girls between the ages of 11-18

Kingston Upon Thames  |  406 pupils  | Ages 4-13 years  | Rokeby's aim is to give your son the very best start in life, with a strong foundation in Academic subjects to enable him to develop in Sports, the Arts and an all-round and exciting curriculum.

Bath  |  Approx 600  | 3-18 years. Providing an outstanding, girl-centred, contemporary education in the beautiful city of Bath.

Sutton  I  170 Pupils  I  3-11 Years - Girls The family environment at Seaton House is created by the way everyone works together with one single aim; to support our children and help them to become the very best version of themselves!

Esher | 100 Pupils | 3-7 years Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School is an outstanding Nursery and Pre-Prep for Boys and Girls aged 3-7, offering academic excellence in a nurturing, caring environment.

Surbiton | 340 Pupils | 7-13 years Shrewsbury House School has a superb academic record, dedicated staff, small class sizes and exceptional pastoral care, allowing every boy the opportunity to fulfil his potential.

Chertsey | 600 Pupils | Girls 11-18 years Making your mark on the world begins on day one at Sir William Perkins’s School.

Godalming  I    218 day pupils    I    2-11 years Boys & Girls St Hilary’s Preparatory School and Nursery, based in Godalming, Surrey, is an independent preparatory day school which provides a stimulating and safe environment in which boys and girls can develop and flourish.

Kensington Olympia  I  259 Pupils  I  11-18 Years Girls At St James, We offer an enlightened education that nurtures mind, body and spirit, all within a happy environment where learning and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Halliford School talks about its ethos

Surbiton | Approx 1,500 Pupils | 4-18 Years A good education should last a lifetime. From the moment you walk through the doors at Surbiton High School, you can feel the energy, excitement and passion for learning, together with a willingness to embrace new challenges.

Sutton  I   730 Pupils  I   3-18 year olds Sutton High School GDST is vibrant and diverse and our girls are proud to be part of our energetic and forward-thinking community. At the heart of our offer are the core values of courage, truth and joy.

New Malden  I   40 Pupils  I   8-16 years A unique school for elite tennis players, with the guiding principle of “excellence as standard”. The school strives to prepare its students for successful futures, be it on the tennis court or off it.

What parents can expect for their child's education

Wimbledon  I   122 Pupils  I   3-7 years co-educational The Rowans School offers an excellent educational experience to both boys and girls aged between 3 and 7. Situated in a quiet road in Wimbledon, with beautiful grounds and large landscaped gardens.

Hampton  I   285 Pupils  I   Girls Ages 4-11, Boys aged 4-13 At Twickenham Prep School we aim to create a foundation for life, both for today and for the future, within a vibrant, nurturing co-educational setting.

Wimbledon  |  202 pupils  | 3-11 years. The Ursuline Prep is a Roman Catholic School that offers a values driven, academic education to girls from 3-11 years of age and boys in our Nursery class.

Devon  |  650 pupils  |  3-18 years co-educational  |  Day & Boarding  |  West Buckland School, situated near the idyllic North Devon coastline, was founded in 1858 and since then has been a thriving hub of education and success.

Putney  I   80 Pupils  I   2-5 years Wild about Play is a magical outdoor nursery with forest school activities in the heart of Putney South West London overlooking 22 beautiful acres of Woodland.

Wimbledon I 180 Pupils  I  Ages 3-11 years Willington Prep offers an education for life for girls and boys aged 3-11 incorporating the values of kindness, honesty, respect and humility

Wimbledon  I   1,030 Pupils  I   4-18 years girls Wimbledon High School’s approach to education is centred on girls stepping in, feeling known, supported and able to shine, and striding out, prepared to shape the society in which they live and work.

Schools Guide for south west London and Surrey

Time & Leisure Schools Guide is created for parents in south west London and Surrey. These areas have some of the top schools in the country and are a destination for families looking for first class education for their children. Use the Schools Guide to discover some of the best prep and senior schools. Find out more about the ethos of the schools and what makes them an exceptional choice.

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