Located in the North East of England, Northumberland is a county rich in natural beauty and history. South of the Scottish Border it covers 1,943 square miles and is bordered by Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Cumbria. With a population of 310,000 it is one of the least populated, and most rural, counties in England.
Northumberland’s unspoilt landscape includes such natural attractions as the Cheviot Hills, the river Tweed and just off the coast the Farne Islands. Almost a quarter of the county has been given National Park status and is protected against future development. Hadrian’s Wall forms part of the Northumberland National Park.
Due to its location on the border of Scotland and England, Northumberland has hosted many battles and has a passionate and brutal past. With more castles than anywhere else in England, including Alnwick, Bamburgh and Chillingham, the county is steeped in history and revolt.
Northumberland Independent Schools, which may also be known as private schools, range from small day schools to schools with boarding facilities, some are single sex and some are co-educational. When choosing a private school the needs of the child are paramount and how they will fit in to the culture of that school.
Independent schools place much emphasis on extra curricular activites like music, drama and sport and these may or may not be reflected in the tuition fees. Unlike state schools there is no government funding for their running costs.
Northumberland Independent Schools are accessible from a wide geographical area due to the North East’s excellent rail, road and air links. The unspoilt countryside and the historical background of the county make it an ideal environment for students to thrive.
Here we feature some of the best Independent Schools in Northumberland County.