Cheshire independent schools and property

Cheshire is a hotspot for outstanding independent schools; no matter which town or village you choose to live in you can be sure there's a great school nearby. We take a look at some of the county's best independent schools and detail some of our properties that are close by...

Independent education can be an expensive business, but there are those who believe that the rounded education received by sending their children to an independent school far outweighs the financial costs.

Cheshire is fortunate to be home to several noteworthy independent schools for children of all ages. From pre-school and nursery through to post 11 prep and post 16 education, single sex to mixed schools and from smaller, more intimate and rural to larger town-based schools, you're sure to find a school - and a property - to suit your children, family and lifestyle.

Wilmslow Preparatory School
For those of you who like to marry living in a thriving town with your child's education, Wilmslow Preparatory School, in the centre of the bustling town of - you guessed it - Wilmslow, could be ideal for you.

Left: Around a mile from Wilmslow Preparatory School, Hough Lane, is a stunning period five bedroom family house with entertainment suite and one bedroom annexe, currently being renovated and extended by Huntsmere, sitting in approximately 1.63 acres of landscaped gardens. Guide price £3,250,000.


With a history dating back to 1909, this small independent school caters for boys and girls aged 3 - eleven. Its most recent ISI Inspection took place in June 2018 and judged that "the quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements is excellent" and that "the quality of the pupils personal development is excellent".

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Terra Nova School
Located on a long country road in a rural setting, Terra Nova School is home to boys and girls from 2½  - 13, and prepares them for joining Year 7,8,9 or 10 at day or boarding schools.

Set in acres of private woodland, its sporting facilities are outstanding and it offers optional boarding to children from Year 3.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Less than two miles from Terra Nova is an individually designed, contemporary, six bedroom (four bathroom) detached property, sitting in delightful mature gardens in the picturesque village of Goostrey. Offers in excess of £1,000,000. 

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The Ryleys

Set in Alderley Edge, The Ryleys offers a rounded education to boys and girls from 2 - 11. Founded in 1877, and originally known as The Black School due to its uniform, The Ryleys is in the heart of fashionable Alderley Edge with its array of bars, restaurants and independent shops.

Left: Half a mile from both Alderley Edge School for Girls and The Ryleys is Macclesfield ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Road, home to a stunning four bedroom detached property, nestled in well-stocked beautiful gardens, with a gated entrance to​​​​​​​ the front, within easy reach of Alderley Edge village centre. Guide price £1,695,000.​​​​​​​


Blending high academic achievement with personal development, the school is a popular choice for locals and those from further afield. In its most recent ISI report (2011) The Ryleys was judged outstanding in every one of the twelve categories.

Alderley Edge School for Girls

As the name suggests, AESG is a single sex school for girls aged 2 to 18 set in leafy Alderley Edge. In January 2018 the school received its ISIS Regulatory Compliance Inspection and was found be fully compliant with all ISI regulations with no recommendations.

Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge is the location of a stunning five bedroom Arts and Crafts style, beautifully presented five bedroom semi-detached house with south-facing gardens, only a short walk from Alderley Edge village centre and less than half a mile to Alderley Edge School for Girls and The Ryleys. Guide price £875,000.


GCSE and A Level results for this school are fantastic with an overall pass rate at A Level (2018) of 100% with a third of all grades at A/A*. The school has also seen its best GCSE results since 2014. The school is a hop skip and a jump away from the busy London Road area of Alderley Edge, with its cool bars, independent boutiques and the stunning National Trust owned Alderley Edge.

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The King's School, Macclesfield
In 2015, King's was awarded 'excellent' across all aspects so it's easy to see why it's a popular choice with parents. Teaching boys and girls from 3 - 8, King's also has a boys and girls school with single sex provision from 9 -18, with boys and girls coming together in its sixth form. 

Right: Less than half a mile away from King's on Chester Road, Macclesfield, is a magnificent seven bedroom Victorian villa, recently renovated to a stunning standard, yet retaining many period features in an elevated position close to Macclesfield. Guide price £1,950,000.

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This a a small selection of our properties for sale near to some of the best independent schools in Cheshire; for details of more of our properties please contact our Alderley Edge branch on  01625 540 340, or email