Exam Centres

There are many exam centres across the UK who may take private candidates. Some are in an educational setting - schools and colleges - whilst others are set up for the purpose of providing options for private candidates.

We have listed the names of some of these centres here, but there are many others. The schools listed have notified us in the past that they welcome private candidates, but things may have changed. If you become aware of anything that needs changing on the list - additions, amendments or removals - please do let us know so we can keep it updated.

As a school we don't normally have any contact with the exam centres, so we are unable to comment on them. However, in 2020 we have worked closely with a couple of exam centres to help our students get grades; these centres were flexible and accommodating, and so we have included that on their listing.

The Cambridge website also has a useful search facility for finding exam centres near you, at: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/why-choose-us/find-a-cambridge-school/

3A Tutors

1A High Street                                 Tel: 0117 9109931
Staple Hill 
Bristol                                               Email: [email protected]
BS16 5HA 


Arnold School

Lytham Road                                     Tel: 01253 346931
UK                                                     Email: [email protected]


Buckswood School

Hastings                                            Tel: 01424 813813
TN35 4LT    


Campbell Harris Tutors:

185 Kensington High St.                    Tel: 0207 937 0032 
W8 6SH


Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies

1 Salisbury Villas                                    Tel: 01223 716890
Station Road
Cambridge                                              Email: [email protected]


Cranford Community College

High Street                                              Tel: 02068 972001
Hounslow                                                Email: [email protected]


Downside School

Stratton-on-the-Fosse                            Tel: 01761 235100
BA3 4RJ 


Howells School

Park Street                                            Tel: 01745 813631
Denbighshire                                         Email: [email protected]


Kip McGrath exam centre                      Tel 01296 747500


Loughborough Grammar School

6 Burton Walks                                      Tel: 01509 283723
Leics                                                      Email: [email protected]


Malvern Girls College:

15 Avenue Rd                                        Tel: 01684 892288
WR14 3BA


Monkton Combe School

Monkton Combe                                      Tel: 01225 721106
Somerset                                                  Email: [email protected]


Moor House School:

Moons Hill                                                Tel: 01252 792303
GU10 3AP  


Oxford Tutorial College

12 King Edward Street                            Tel: 01865 793333
UK                                                            Email: [email protected]


Sherborne School

International College                           Tel: 01935 814743
Newell Grange                                     
Newell                                                  Email: [email protected]


Sidcot School

Oakridge Lane                                         Tel: 01934 843102
Winscombe                                              Email: [email protected]                            
North Somerset


St James Independent School for Boys

Pope’s Villa                                               Tel: 0208 8922002
19 Cross Deep


The Kings School, Ely

Barton Rd                                                 Tel: 01353 653900


Ullswater Community College                  Tel 01768 210206

CA11 8NG   


Wentworth Tutorial College

6-10 Brentmead Place                             Tel: 0208 4588524
NW11 9LH 


Wessex Tutors

44 Shirley Road                                        Tel: 02380 334719
SO15 3EU



Centres who are based online:

ExpressInvigilatrs: www.express-invigilators.co.uk   Tel.020 8256 5858/07984 926892 

  • a fairly new centre based in Mitcham, Surrey


www.examswithusuk.org - offer exam facilities for CIE students.


Northstaruk - helpful during Covid-19

www.northstaruk.org                                  Tel: 01246 410122 

This centre offers CIE exams and can provide facilities for those who have special needs.


Tutors and Exams - helpful during Covid-19 and offering priority to Little Arthur Students - also offering a discount if students identify themselves as ‘Little Arthur Independent School’ learners on the Tutors and Exams online application form, using code LAIS21, 

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates. The company was established six years ago by husband and wife, Jenny & Chris Spraggett, both of whom have a wealth of experience working in the examination/education sector. In those intervening six years Tutors and Exams has evolved into a much valued and respected examination venue. 
Tutors and Exams currently have four examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Wimbledon and Doncaster. We anticipate opening our fifth centre, located in Cambridgeshire, this Autumn in readiness for January 2021 and Summer 2021 exam series. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). 


In addition to our examination centres we also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round (consecutive four day course for each subject, or intensive two day course over weekend).  We also have access to another Science laboratory located in a London school available to offer Science practicals outside of term time. 


In 2019/20 Tutors and Exams delivered examination assessment to over 2,400 learners. We cater for 95% of all GCSE/GCE and IGCSE subjects alongside Functional Skills and have a dedicated SEN specialist who can assist in organising access arrangements if required. 


We work in partnership with many large, respected distance learning providers, and we very much value the relationship we have with them to deliver high quality assessment to their candidates. We also accommodate private training organisations delivering qualifications to sizeable cohorts geographically spread throughout the UK. 
We provide examination facilities for a growing number of universities to facilitate their distance learning programmes.  The University of London, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, Loughborough University and Edinburgh Business School are already valued clients. Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is also available too.