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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Your Location

How do I find out what schools are available around Your Location? 
There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. You simply enter your location, perhaps Your Location, or another location and select primary schools or secondary schools. All the information parents need all there in percentages!

You could also try the paid for websites like www.schoolguide.co.uk. This one is quite cheap and you can pay monthly.

This is of course just the very first stage in selecting a school. You will to need see the videos on this page before even thinking of visiting the shortlist of schools on your list.

How do I find the state school catchment area in or around Your Location? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try www.admissionsday.co.uk .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk

How do I find out how good a school is?
You will absolutely have to visit the school. However, do look at the video below. For armed is to be fore warned!

Nursery Schools

What's the difference between nursery and preschool? 
Preschools usually work around a formal curriculum and trained teachers - making them a little more expensive! Nursery schools are usually a more relaxed learning environment and more flexible enrolment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 - 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean? A preschool, or nursery school, is a pre-primary school, or play school for early childhood education. Preschool is for children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. 

Is Pre K considered preschool? Pre K schools are pre-kindergartens.

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!

Creches

Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for Your Postal District
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Your Location

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Pre-schools around your location.

After School Care

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Choosing a school around Your Location. This is an Australian video but has some really good Tips!

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Your Location

Independent Schools for Your Location - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Secondary Schools

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Secondary Schools around your location.

Independent Schools

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Independent Schools around your location.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for Your Postcode . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Primary Schools around your location.

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial, inspecting and regulating services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in Your Postal District or anywhere in the country.
GetTheRightSchool was formed to offer a unique reference point on getting your child into the school of your choice. The web site covers all you need to about education choices with tips and a guide to the application process and issues that could impact your child's school day, from dealing with bullying, to money issues, to how to work out school catchment areas when they move schools.
Independent Schools Council Website - has a search facility: by county, school or postcode. The ISC brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors and represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.
Schools Web Directory - lists all UK local education authorities with a click-through to their websites. Each Local Authority has lists of its own schools and details of application procedures.
Contact details & Websites of 4,065 Schools in Ireland - search by map or county list
Lists more than 31,000 UK state and independent schools and colleges, including over 26,000 UK School, College and University Websites. Search for schools or search for educational establishments anywhere in the UK by geographical county, postcode, name or LEA.

BBC Live Educational News

Duchess of Cambridge launches 'landmark' centre for childhood

The centre will shape the Duchess of Cambridge's future focus as a senior royal, an aide says.

Essex ex-head teacher banned for indecent child images

Daniel Chapman - now known as Alexander Martin - discussed child sexual fantasies with other men.

Free school meals: Poorer pupils miss out in funding change, say unions

Schools say funding is not keeping up with the number of families falling into financial difficulty.

Care services too focused on investigating families in crisis, says review

Child protection services in England are not providing enough early support, a report says.

Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Your Location for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Special Needs Schools around your location.

Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Your Location or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for Your Postal District - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Your Location which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Adult Education around your location.

Language Schools

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Foreign Language Schools around your location.

Language Schools for Your Location

Language schools for Your Postal District. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Your Location

Private Tuition for Your Postal District
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Please enter your postcode in the Your Location tab above right to see Private Tutors around your location.

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