Best Private Schools in Essex - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

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1. Overview

Essex has 16 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. Most of these schools offer day places, with a handful offering boarding places as well. There are no boarding-only independent schools in Essex.

2. Essex Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
183.8Bancroft's SchoolCo-edDay£19,047N/A
279.4Chigwell SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£18,885£32,985
363.6Brentwood SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£19,800£38,799
450.0New Hall SchoolDiamondDay & Boarding£19,233£24,579
544.5Felsted SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£24,495£37,485
642.2Park School for GirlsGirlsDay£10,650N/A
737.7St Mary's School (Colchester)GirlsDay£14,820N/A
836.8Colchester High SchoolCo-edDay£13,575N/A
931.8Thorpe Hall SchoolCo-edDay£13,356N/A
1025.6Gosfield SchoolCo-edDay£14,190N/A
1123.8Saint Nicholas SchoolCo-edDay£12,120N/A
1220.0St John’s School (Essex)Co-edDay£13,098N/A
1318.0Braeside SchoolGirlsDay£12,450N/A

3. Brentwood Independent Schools

Brentwood only has 1 private senior school, Brentwood School. The school is situated 0.6 miles away from Brentwood station, which is approximately 40 minutes away from London (Liverpool Street station).

4. Chelmsford Independent Schools

Chelmsford only has 1 private senior school, New Hall School which is located in Boreham, 3.7 miles northeast from the city centre. Chelmsford station is roughly 35 minutes away from London (Liverpool Street station).

5. Best Private Schools in Essex

There are 16 independent schools in Essex.

The top performing schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Bancroft's School (83.8% A*/A)
  2. Chigwell School (79.4% A*/A)
  3. Brentwood School (63.6% A*/A)
  4. New Hall School (50% A*/A)
  5. Felsted School (44.5% A*/A)

The top performing schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Bancroft's School (65.8% A*/A)
  2. New Hall School (49.8% A*/A)
  3. Chigwell School (45.7% A*/A)
  4. Brentwood School (38.6% A*/A)
  5. Gosfield School (31.3% A*/A)

Day places in Essex range from £6,860 to £24,495 (averaging £14,874).

Boarding places in Essex range from £13,500 to £38,799 (averaging £29,470).

6. Best Boys Schools in Essex

There is only 1 independent boys school in Essex, Colchester Royal Grammar School.

This school offers only boarding places which costs £13,500.

7. Best Girls Schools in Essex

There are 3 independent girls schools in Essex, Park School for GirlsSt Mary's School (Colchester) and Braeside School.

The top performing girls schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Park School for Girls (42.2% A*/A)
  2. St Mary's School (Colchester) (37.7% A*/A)
  3. Braeside School (18% A*/A)

These schools offer day places ranging from £10,650 to £14,820 (averaging £12,640).

8. Best Co-ed Schools in Essex

There are 11 private co-ed schools in Essex.

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Bancroft's School (83.8% A*/A)
  2. Chigwell School (79.4% A*/A)
  3. Brentwood School (63.6% A*/A)
  4. Felsted School (44.5% A*/A)
  5. Colchester High School (36.8% A*/A)

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Bancroft's School (65.8% A*/A)
  2. Chigwell School (45.7% A*/A)
  3. Brentwood School (38.6% A*/A)
  4. Gosfield School (31.3% A*/A)
  5. Felsted School (26.7% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £6,860 to £24,495 (averaging £15,087) and fees for boarding places ranging from £32,985 to £38,799 (averaging £36,423).

9. Essex Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£14,874£29,470
BoysN/A£13,500
Girls£12,640N/A
Co-Ed£15,087£36,423