Best Private Schools in London, Marylebone

For families living in or relocating to London, there are a wealth of educational opportunities.  As part of our London schools series, we have reviewed a selection of key schools in the Marylebone district:


This lively, residential area in central London has a friendly, village feel.  It is home to several independent boutiques and quality restaurants.   It also benefits from some of London’s best private schools:

Queen’s College

A warm and welcoming school on Harley Street which admits girls from aged 4-18.  Queens College does not have a hothouse atmosphere but is academically strong.  Arts are outstanding and many girls go on to prestigious London Art Foundation courses, as well as to top universities.  Music and drama thrive.  And perhaps most importantly, because Queens College is a small school, every girl is known to staff and valued as an individual.

The schools admits girls at age 4 or age 11.

Wetherby Senior School

A young school, founded in 2015, Wetherby Senior is the latest of the Wetherby Group of schools.  It offers a traditional British school boy’s education, married with an international outlook.

Still growing, the school will reach a maximum of 600, thus retaining an intimate atmosphere.   Pastoral care is excellent and academically, the school offers a strong curriculum including Latin, German, French and Spanish.

The school is academically selective at 11, 13 and 16.  For 13+ entrance all boys sit the Common ISEB pre-test in year 6 which is followed by an interview.

Wetherby’s global cohort reflects its central London nature.  Boys comes from families of many nationalities including UK, Russian, USA and Chinese and all are full-time UK residents.

When the first set of A level results come out, boys are expected to gain places at top UK and US universities.

Sylvia Young Theatre School

With alumnae including Rita Ora, Amy Winehouse and Billie Piper, the co-educational Sylvia Young Theatre School is the destination of choice for many young London performers.

Sylvia Young started the school in 1981, and has ensured that is as strong academically as vocationally.  The stage school runs on Thursday and Friday, leaving the rest of the week for the traditional academic curriculum.  The school aims to find work for the children (there is an agency downstairs).  Fees are from £4400 a term and the school offers several scholarships.

Admissions to Sylvia Young are made on the basis of a child’s performance in auditions, academic tests and school reports.  Most children enter at aged 10 or 11.

We enjoy helping families to find the best London schools for their children.  Please contact us for expert support with applications to schools in Marylebone and throughout London.

To read more about education in different London districts, please read our blog on which London schools and areas to consider when relocating to London.