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

Overview

Essex has 15 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.

Essex Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
279.4Chigwell SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£18,885£32,985
363.6Brentwood SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£20,097£39,381
450.0New Hall SchoolDiamondDay & Boarding£18,279£24,228
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
931.8Thorpe Hall SchoolCo-edDay£13,356N/A
1025.6Gosfield SchoolCo-edDay£14,910N/A
1123.8Saint Nicholas SchoolCo-edDay£12,120N/A
1220.0St John’s School (Essex)Co-edDay£13,458N/A
1318.0Braeside SchoolGirlsDay£12,450N/A

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).

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).

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Best Private Schools in Essex

FEATURED
Bancroft's School Logo
Location
High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RF
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£19,047
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Colchester High School Logo
Location
Wellesley Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3HD
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£13,575

Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationHigh Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RFGCSE A*/A: 83.8%
  2. LocationHigh Road, Chigwell, IG7 6QFGCSE A*/A: 79.4%
  3. LocationBayman Gate, Middleton Hall Lane, CM15 8EEGCSE A*/A: 63.6%
  4. LocationThe Avenue, Chelmsford, CM3 3HSGCSE A*/A: 50%
  5. LocationFelsted, Dunmow, CM6 3LLGCSE A*/A: 44.5%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationHigh Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RFA-Level A*/A: 65.8%
  2. LocationThe Avenue, Chelmsford, CM3 3HSA-Level A*/A: 49.8%
  3. LocationHigh Road, Chigwell, IG7 6QFA-Level A*/A: 45.7%
  4. LocationBayman Gate, Middleton Hall Lane, CM15 8EEA-Level A*/A: 38.6%
  5. LocationCut Hedge Park, Halstead Road, Essex, CO9 1PFA-Level A*/A: 31.3%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£6,860£24,495£15,214
Boarding Places£14,175£39,381£29,651

Best Boys Schools in Essex

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

FromToAveraging
Day Places---
Boarding Places£14,175£14,175£14,175

Best Girls Schools in Essex

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

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. Location20-22 Park Avenue, Ilford, IG1 4RSGCSE A*/A: 42.2%
  2. Location91 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RBGCSE A*/A: 37.7%
  3. Location130 High Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5SDGCSE A*/A: 18%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£10,650£14,820£12,640
Boarding Places---

Best Co-ed Schools in Essex

FEATURED
Bancroft's School Logo
Location
High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RF
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£19,047
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Colchester High School Logo
Location
Wellesley Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3HD
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£13,575

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationHigh Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RFGCSE A*/A: 83.8%
  2. LocationHigh Road, Chigwell, IG7 6QFGCSE A*/A: 79.4%
  3. LocationBayman Gate, Middleton Hall Lane, CM15 8EEGCSE A*/A: 63.6%
  4. LocationFelsted, Dunmow, CM6 3LLGCSE A*/A: 44.5%
  5. LocationWellesley Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3HDGCSE A*/A: 36.8%

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationHigh Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RFA-Level A*/A: 65.8%
  2. LocationHigh Road, Chigwell, IG7 6QFA-Level A*/A: 45.7%
  3. LocationBayman Gate, Middleton Hall Lane, CM15 8EEA-Level A*/A: 38.6%
  4. LocationCut Hedge Park, Halstead Road, Essex, CO9 1PFA-Level A*/A: 31.3%
  5. LocationFelsted, Dunmow, CM6 3LLA-Level A*/A: 26.7%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£6,860£24,495£15,680
Boarding Places£32,985£39,381£36,617

Essex Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£15,214£29,651
BoysN/A£14,175
Girls£12,640N/A
Co-Ed£15,680£36,617