What is the Common Entrance Exam?

The Common Entrance Exam is used by independent private schools in order to assess boys and girls who wish to move on to a senior school at age 11 or 13. Exams are decided by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB), however the papers are marked by the senior school … Continue reading

Top 8 Common Entrance Exam Revision Guides

If your child is approaching that time where they are transferring from a junior or prep school into a private independent senior school, then it is likely they will be sitting the Common Entrance Exam. The Common Entrance Exam is run and administered by the Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB). … Continue reading

Alton Convent School, Alton, Hampshire

Alton Convent School - A  Private Independent Day School in Alton, Hampshire Alton Convent School is a private independent day school located in Alton, Hampshire. Set in 32 acres of grounds, the school is co-educational up until the age of 11. From 11 – 18, the school is a single sex girls school. Alton Convent School was founded in 1936 and contains just under 500 pupils. Entry to the prep school is non-selective while the senior school requires an entrance examination comprised of 3 papers… Continue reading

Ballard School, New Milton, Hampshire

Ballard School - A private independent coeducational day school in New Milton, HampshireBallard School is a private independent codeucational day school for children aged 18 months to 16. It is located in the Hampshire market town of New Milton, on the edge of the New Forest and teaches just over 500 children across a nursery, lower prep, upper prep and senior schools. Set on 32 acres, the school has enviable sporting facilities as well as a separate performing arts centre and a dance studio… Continue reading

Bedales School, Petersfield, Hampshire

Bedales School - A private independent coeducational day and boarding school in Petersfield, HampshireFounded in 1893, Bedales School is a private independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 13 – 18. It is located in the small Hampshire village of Steep, near Petersfield and sits in 120 acres of land that includes two Grade I listed buildings. A majority of pupils board in one of the 3 boarding houses that have a range of facilities. The school is selective in it’s admissions policy and requires… Continue reading

Boundary Oak School, Fareham, Hampshire

Boundary Oak School - A  Private Independent Day and Boarding School in Fareham, HampshireFounded in 1918, Boundary Oak School is a coeducational day and boarding school for children aged 3 – 13. It is located on the outskirts of Fareham in Hampshire and educates around 130 children. The school is set in 24 acres of scenic land which includes vast playing fields and areas of woodland. With a good range of facilities including an all-weather pitch, heated outdoor swimming pool… Continue reading

Brookham School, Liphook, Hampshire

Brookham School - A private independent coeducational day nursery and pre-prep school in Liphook, HampshireFounded in 1992, Brookham School is a private independent nursery and pre-prep school for boys and girls aged 2 – 8. It sits on the same campus as the Highfield Preparatory School in 175 acres in Liphook, East Hampshire. Housed in it’s own building and area within the vast campus, the school has a range of facilities available, including a treehouse classroom in the woodland… Continue reading

Chiltern Tutorial School, Otterbourne, Hampshire

Chiltern Tutorial School - A  Private Independent Specialist School in Otterbourne, Winchester, Hampshire Chiltern Tutorial School is an independent school for boys and girls aged 7-11 who have dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia. It is located in Otterbourne, which is 4 miles from Winchester and 8 miles from Southampton. It was founded in 1995 by Bruce & Jane Gaudie and contains places for around 30 children. All teachers are experienced in dealing with… Continue reading

Churcher’s College, Petersfield, Hampshire

Churcher's College - A private independent coeducational day school in Petersfield, HampshireChurcher’s College is a private independent day school for boys and girls aged 11 – 18. Founded in 1722, it is located in Petersfield, Hampshire on a 50 acre site containing a range of facilities. The College is a selective school and requires an entrance exam to be taken. The College does have a junior school which is located in Liphook. Fees at the college are… Continue reading

Churcher’s College Junior School, Liphook, Hampshire

Churcher's College Junior School - A private independent coeducational day school in Liphook, HampshireChurcher’s College Junior School is a private independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 – 11. Located in Liphook, Hampshire since 2004, it is the junior branch of the Churcher’s College in Petersfield. The junior school does require entry assessment papers to be taken by pupils in order for places to be offered. The fees are… Continue reading

Daneshill School, nr Hook, Hampshire

Daneshill School - A  Private Independent Day School near Hook, HampshireDaneshill School is a coeducational private independent school for pupils aged 3 – 13. It is located in the small village of Stratfield Turgis, about 8 miles from Basingstoke and 6 miles from Hook. It educates around 250 pupils and was founded in 1950, having been situated in it’s present location since 1978. It is a non-selective school, so entry to… Continue reading

Ditcham Park School, Petersfield, Hampshire

Ditcham Park School - A private independent coeducational day school near Petersfield, HampshireDitcham Park School is a private independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 – 16. It was founded in 1976 and is located about 4 miles south of Petersfield with excellent views over the South Downs National Park. Educating about 370 pupils, the school has a plethora of facilities and a thriving extra curricular and social scene. It is a selective school so entrance examinations… Continue reading

Dunhurst School, Petersfield, Hampshire

Dunhurst School - A private independent coeducational day and boarding prep school in Petersfield, HampshireDunhurst School is a private independent coeducational prep school for children aged 8 – 13. As well as being a day school, it also provides boarding accommodation. Dunhurst is the junior school of Bedales School and is located on the same 120 acres estate just outside Petersfield and it benefits from all the same facilities. Also located on campus is Dunannie School for 3 – 8 year olds. Continue reading

Durlston Court School, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire

Durlston Court School - A private independent coeducational day prep school in Barton on Sea, HampshireDurlston Court School is a coeducational private independent day school for children aged 2 – 13. Located in Barton on Sea, near New Milton in Hampshire, the school teaches around 300 pupils and contains a kindergarten, a pre-prep school and the main prep school. Among it’s facilities, is a picturesque chapel providing a strong foundation for it’s Christian ethos… Continue reading

Farleigh School, Andover, Hampshire

Farleigh School - A  Private Independent Boarding School in Andover, Hampshire Farleigh School is a Catholic faith school for boys and girls aged 3 – 13. It is both a day and boarding school and was founded in 1953. The school is located in the hamlet of Red Rice, near Andover and is set in 60 acres, containing a range of excellent facilities. There is a Kindergarten, pre-prep and prep schools on site. Continue reading

Farnborough Hill School, Farnborough, Hampshire

Farnborough Hill School - A  Private Independent Day School for girls in Farnborough, HampshireFarnborough Hill School For Girls is a Roman Catholic selective day school for girls aged 11 – 18. Set in 65 acres of well manicured grounds, it was established in 1889 and teaches around 560 girls. The school boasts a huge array of facilities that have been constantly modified and improved upon since the 1920s. The admissions procedure requires an examination in at least 3 subjects and then… Continue reading

Forres Sandle Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Forres Sandle Manor - A  Private Independent Day and Boarding School in Fordingbridge, HampshireForres Sandle Manor is a private day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 – 13. This prep school was founded in 1993 and sits in 35 acres of land 2 miles west of Fordingbridge, Hampshire. It has boarding facilities for about 90 boarders with the option of boarding full time or weekly. The school is non-selective requiring no entrance examination. Instead the procedure requires a… Continue reading

Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey, Hampshire

Hampshire Collegiate School, Romsey, near Southampton, HampshireHampshire Collegiate School is one of the private independent schools in Romsey, about 8 miles from Southampton. As well as for it’s educational achievements, HCS is famous for being the family home of Florence Nightingale between the 1820s-1850s. The school itself caters for nursery, primary and secondary aged pupils and is set in 130 acres of land. Continue reading

Highfield School, Liphook, Hampshire

Highfield School - A private independent coeducational day and boarding school in Liphook, HampshireHighfield School is a private day and boarding prep school for boys and girls aged 8 – 13. Established in 1907, Highfield School is set in 175 acres of land in the East Hampshire village of Liphook, close to the West Sussex border. It teaches approximately 235 pupils and is still owned by the same family who opened it. The boarding accommodation is very good as are the expansive sporting facilities… Continue reading

Hordle Walhampton School, Lymington, Hampshire

Hordle Walhampton School - A private independent coeducational day and boarding school in Lymington, HampshireHordle Walhampton School is a private independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 – 13. Located on the outskirts of Lymington in Hampshire, it has an impressive range of facilities, including 100 acres of wooded land containing multiple sports facilities, three lakes and an equestrian centre. Children can board from the age of 7 in excellent accommodation… Continue reading

King Edward VI School, Southampton, Hampshire

The King Edward VI School - A  Private Independent Secondary School in Southampton, Hampshire The King Edward VI School is a private school in the Shirley area of Southampton. A prestigious school which was established in 1554, the school has an impressive range of facilities and offers a wealth of opportunities and extra-curricular activities. It has a strict selective admissions policy which includes an interview and a 3 paper examination which… Continue reading

Lord Wandsworth College, Long Sutton, Hampshire

Lord Wandsworth College - A private independent coeducational day and boarding school in Long Sutton near Hook, HampshireLord Wandsworth College is a private independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11 – 18. It was founded in 1922 and sits in 1200 acres in the small village of Long Sutton, about 6 miles from Hook. It teaches approximately 530 pupils and has 8 boarding houses on campus. With such vast grounds, the College has a wealth of sporting facilities. Continue reading

Mayville High School, Southsea, Hampshire

Mayville High School - A  Private Independent Day School in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire Founded in 1897, Mayville High School is located in the heart of Southsea and contains around 470 pupils. It is a private independent co-educational school for children aged 3 – 16. After suffering badly at the hands of the flood that hit Southsea in 2000, the school has undergone some major upgrades and now boasts some excellent facilities… Continue reading

Meoncross School, Fareham, Hampshire

Meoncross School - A private independent coeducational day school in Stubbington, HampshireLocated in the small Hampshire village of Stubbington, near Fareham, Meoncross School is a coeducational private independent school for pupils aged 2.5 – 18. Part of Cognita, the world leading international schools group, Meoncross has a ‘School of One’ ethos, which encourages every pupil to reach their full potential… Continue reading

Moyles Court School, Ringwood, Hampshire

Moyles Court School - A private independent coeducational day and boarding school near Ringwood, HampshireMoyles Court School is a private independent coeducational day and boarding school for ages 3 – 16. Teaching around 170 children, it is located in the Hampshire hamlet of Rockford near Ringwood. Moyles Court is a non-selective school so there is no formal entrance examination. There are two boarding houses onsite offering full, weekly and flexi boarding options… Continue reading

Portsmouth High School, Southsea, Hampshire

Portsmouth High School - A  Private Independent School in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire Portsmouth High School is a private day school for girls aged between 3 – 18. Founded in 1882, it contains around 500 girls and has a nursery, junior and senior schools and a sixth form. It is located in Southsea in Portsmouth and has garnered a good reputation over the years for excellent exam results that tend to be over the national average… Continue reading

Prince’s Mead School, Winchester, Hampshire

Prince's Mead School - A  Private Independent Coed Prep School in King's Worthy, near Winchester, Hampshire Prince’s Mead School is a mixed gender independent private school for children aged 3 – 11. Located about 2 miles from Winchester, the school is set in 14 acres of land and was established in 1949, containing around 250 pupils. The school has a good range of facilities including a sports hall and a well stocked ICT department… Continue reading

Rookwood School, Andover, Hampshire

Rookwood School - A  Private Independent Day and  Boarding School in Andover, HampshireRookward School is a coeducational day and boarding school in Andover, Hampshire. It has pupils aged 3 – 16 and contains around 350 boys and girls. Founded in 1936, the school is set in 8 acres and contains excellent facilities. Each section of the school has it’s own unique identity which includes the Rookery, Paddocks and Highfield, which refer to the pre-prep, prep and… Continue reading

Salesian College, Farnborough, Hampshire

Salesian College - A  Private Independent Day School in Farnborough, HampshireSalesian College is a private independent Roman Catholic day school for boys aged 11 – 16. It also contains a mixed gender sixth form for ages 16 – 18. Founded in 1901, the College contains about 600 pupils and is spread over two nearby sites. There is a strong House system at the school as well as a full time chaplain and the entry procedure requires an entry exam consisting of 3 papers. Continue reading

Sherborne House School, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire

Sherborne House School - A  Private Independent Day School in Chandler's Ford, HampshireSherborne House School is a private coeducational day school for children aged 3 – 11. It contains a prep school and a separate nursery and is set in 4 acres of land. Established in 1933, this independent school has a good record with pupils gaining scholarships to a range of prestigious independent secondary schools. Continue reading