Education in the UK is compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 (4 in Northern Ireland) and 16.

There  are  several  options  to  consider  when  choosing  a  school  in  the  UK.

State  schools, predominantly  co-educational,  are  government  sponsored  and  tend  to  attract  local  pupils within  a  catchment  area.

Private (fee-paying) schools, offer a  mix  of single sex  and  co-educational  opportunities.

There are also boarding  schools that accept children  from  7/8  years of  age.

In addition, international  and national  schools  are  other choices.

Home schooling is possible  if you are unable to find a place initially or have found this to be successful before.

A rising number of online schools is also available.

Read more on the Educational System and School Qualifications

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International schools

  • ACS International School Cobham

    IB programmes PYP, MYP for 3 to 18 yo

  • ACS International School Egham

    IB programmes 3 to 18 y0

  • ACS International School Hillingdon

    IB school 3 to 18 yo, offering PYP and MYP and French and Spanish

  • International School of London (ISL)

    Co-educational, day school in West London; IB PYP, IB MYP and IB Diploma; Small Classes; English as a Second Language support given; over 20 home languages taught.

  • L’Ecole de Battersea

    Continues with the bilingual emphasis given at L’Ecole des Petits and encourages pupils to be fluent in both French and English by the time they leave (in spoken and written language)

  • L’Ecole des Petits Fulham

    Caters for English-speaking and French-speaking children and provides learning in both languages

  • Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill

    A co-ed independent school welcomes 850 students aged 3 to 18. Located at Wembley Park, on a vast campus, the school delivers two fully accredited bilingual curricula leading to the French Bac and the IB Diploma in a modern, challenging, and caring environment.

  • The American School in London

    Coeducational, independent school of more than 1,350 international students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Providing an American education of the highest quality in an international setting.
  • EIFA International School London

    An independent, international, secular school providing an English-French bilingual education From age 2 to 18, in Marylebone.

  • International Community School (ICS) London

    A truly international school in central London focussed on personalized learning.
  • Marymount London

    Independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, welcoming students of all nationalities and faiths. IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes offered in addition to High School Diploma.

    Kingston upon Thames
  • TASIS The American School in England

    International & American education for day (3-18) and boarding students (14-18) in Surrey. IB Diploma, Advanced Placement, American High School Diploma and English-as-an-Additional Language programmes. They also offer Summer programmes in the UK, France, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. FOCUS contact is Mary Mitchell 01932 565 252.

Primary schools

  • L’Ecole de Battersea

    L’Ecole de Battersea provides an exceptional bilingual education with a curriculum that combines the French National and English Educational systems. We take the best elements from both systems and mould them together to provide our children with a unique learning experience from an early age to the moment they leave us. For children age 3 to 11.


Secondary schools

  • Harrow School Online

    A fully online global sixth form, delivering an A Level education to young adults aged 16-18 and bringing  together the richness and heritage of a Harrow School education with leading online learning technology and teaching practices.


  • L’Ecole des Petits

    French English Bilingual school 3 to 6 year olds

  • Gymglish

    Personalised language courses with an innovative approach. A daily email with your personalised lesson. English, professional English, French, German ad Spanish. ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL!

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