Melton has a fine choice of nurseries, schools and colleges. There is a good mix of state schools and independent schools all within the Borough or in close proximity comprising 25 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, 2 special schools and a Sixth Form College.

Find your local school on the ‘Find a school’ section of the Leicestershire County Council website.

Independent schools across the region

Brooke House College Market Harborough LE16 7AU
Brooke Priory School Oakham LE15 6QW
Dixie Grammar School Nuneaton CV13 0LE
Fairfield Prep School Loughborough LE11 2AE
Leicester Grammar School Trust Leicester LE8 9FL
Loughborough Amherst School Loughborough LE11 2DZ
Loughborough Grammar School Loughborough LE11 2DU
Loughborough High School Loughborough LE11 2DU
Oakham School Rutland LE15 6DT
Ratcliffe College Leicester LE7 4SG
Stamford Endowed Schools Lincolnshire PE9 2BE
Stoneygate School Leicester LE8 9DJ
The Place Independent School Bottesford NG13 0EA
Twycross House Pre-Preparatory School Atherstone CV9 3PQ
Twycross House School Atherstone CV9 3PL
Uppingham School Rutland LE15 9QE


Ofsted Inspection Reports

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John Ferneley College is a 11-16 secondary academy and part of the  Mowbray Education Trust. Located in the beautiful rural market town of Melton Mowbray, it serves around 1200 students from within Melton Mowbray and surrounding areas.

Long Field Academy is a modern, forward-thinking school that is part of Spencer Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands.  The school provides a perfect balance of exciting teaching and learning combined with excellent extracurricular opportunities.

Priory Belvoir Academy provides a broad curriculum, taught by specialist teachers in specialist areas. There are also many out-of-school activities and clubs, a House system, and a well-developed programme of trips and residential visits to places both within the UK and abroad.

Birch Wood Community Special School  was the first Leicestershire Area Special School to be opened in 2004. It is a popular school with a rising role of currently 142 students aged 4-19 years. The school is divided into two sites: the Main Site is located on Grange Drive and holds Lower and Upper School departments.

The Grange Therapeutic School  is an independent special school offering residential care and day school places for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18 who have social, emotional and mental health needs or high functioning autism.


Melton and Leicestershire boast three outstanding universities and a strong further education (FE) sector comprising an impressive network of universities and colleges, along with a good choice of schools. 

Close to top universities in Leicester City and across the region