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TOP-51 private schools in London, England to get quality education for foreign students

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Nowadays, studying in best private schools in London is very popular among foreign students. Private schools are distinguished by high rankings, modern equipment, developed internal infrastructure, beautiful campuses, comfortable living conditions. It's worth noting that to study and live in the center is expensive, but in the suburbs of the capital there are a number of options with more economical prices. For example, Cambridge Tutors College in Croydon.

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Main features of studying at best private schools in London, UK

On SMAPSE website 30 best private schools and colleges are divided into several types:

  • Pre-schools for students at the age of 4 to 7 years
  • Preparatory schools for students at the age of 7 to 11 years
  • Specialized educational institutions only for boys or girls

Private schools provide studying from 11 or 13 years, and up to 18 years. Last two classes at schools are preparatory and allow to effectively prepare for entering the university.

What are the features of elite schools and international colleges in London?

  • Improvement of English proficiency at all stages of education
  • A wide choice of subjects and disciplines, directions for self-development

London's best schools

What documents are required to enter private schools in London?

In order to enter one of TOP-30 private schools in London, the applicant must fill special form on the school's website. After that, prepare and send to the school admission committee the following package of documents:

  • Student's report card for the last 2-3 years
  • Characteristics of the student (usually from teachers of mathematics and English)
  • Results of the language test (should be not less than 4.5 IELTS points)
  • Motivational essay, where the student tells why he wants to get into this school

It's best to send documents not less than 8-9 months, and better - a year before the start of studies. In addition, it is normal to send applications not to one educational institution, but at once to several, in order to increase chances for admission.

The cost of studying in England is considered one of the highest. Due to SMAPSE experts you can choose the most appropriate school or college that won't take a bite.

On average, tuition fees for annual education at English private school are in the range of 15000 to 40000 British pounds (in total, with living expenses). There is also a list of additional costs: medical insurance, a school registration fee, visa and pocket expenses for the student.

General statistics on education in the UK-ratings, specializations, universities

Best colleges in London 2019 rankings

1 Chelsea Independent College
2 Abbey DLD College London
3 MPW College London
4 Kensington Park School
5 CATS College London
6 Bellerbys College London
7 David Game College London
8 Cambridge Tutors College
9 Ealing Independent College
10 King’s College London

2020 rankings: top 33 schools and colleges in London and suburb

1 Abbey DLD College London
2 Sevenoaks School
3 Chelsea Independent College
4 ACS Cobham International School
5 MPW College London
6 Westminster School
7 Mill Hill School
8 St Pauls School London
9 Kensington Park School
10 Harrow School
11 CATS College London
12 David Game College London
13 Hurtwood House School
14 Brentwood Private School
15 Bellerbys College London
16 Caterham School
17 International Community School

TASIS the American International School in England

19 City of London Freemen’s School
20 Dulwich College
21 Ashbourne College
22 Epsom College
23 Royal Russell School
24 Rochester Independent College
25 Worth School
26 Felsted School
27 Queenswood private boarding school
28 LVS Ascot School
29 Eaton Square Private School London
30 Cambridge Tutors College
31 Marymount International School London
32 St Christopher School Letchworth
33 King Edward's Witley Private School


Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist

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32 Prior Park College
33 Millfield School
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36 City of London Freemen’s School
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38 Brooke House College
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43 King's Ely
44 Leys Cambridge
45 Leighton Park
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47 Fyling Hall
48 Royal Hospital School
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