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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Oldbury

How do I find out what schools are available around Calne? 
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 Calne, 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 Oldbury? 
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 SN11
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Calne

Jack & Jill Preschool

Duncan St, Calne SN11 9BX, UK – 01249 821596

Brill preschool, both my children loved it. Caring and compassionate staff, good amount of space and varied activities.

Apple Tree Nursery

Prince Charles Dr, Calne SN11 8TG, UK – 01249 819082

Brilliant staff,my kids love it here

good place to put ur kids

Sunbeams Pre School

William St, Calne SN11 9BD, UK – 01249 816987

After School Care

Leannes Childminding

Atcherly Rd, Calne SN11 8QJ, UK – 01249 813170

Sunny Days Children's Nursery Ltd

38-40 Lickhill Rd, Calne SN11 9DB, UK – 01249 818824

Sunny Days

Fynamore Community School, School Rd, Calne SN11 9UG, UK – 01249 818824

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Calne

Independent Schools for Calne - 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

Fynamore Community School

Fynamore Primary School, School Rd, Calne SN11 9UG, UK – 01249 810090

One of the best schools around Wiltshire. Defiantly good choice for you little once.

Very good school

The John Bentley School

White Horse Way, Calne SN11 8YH, UK – 01249 818100

I love jbs had a great day on my taster days and now I'm going to jbs!!

It's a beautiful place

The Springfields Academy

Curzon Street, Calne SN11 0DS, UK – 01249 814125

Great school, but anyone looking at google reviews and not the ofsted is and idiot

I'm vince I am loving the school, it is amazing recourses football. And a great scholl

Independent Schools

St Margaret's Preparatory School

63 Curzon St, Calne SN11 0DF, UK – 01249 857220

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for SN11 8XR . 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

St Edmund's Primary School

Duncan St, Calne SN11 9BX, UK – 01249 813821

Open plan, inclusive Christian school. Great teaching and wonderful surroundings.

Priestley Primary School

Prince Charles Dr, Calne SN11 8TG, UK – 01249 812608

good school when i was there

Marden Vale CE Academy

William St, Calne SN11 9BD, UK – 01249 813505

A school that works hard for its pupils and genuinely cares

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 SN11 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

Covid: School return chance for more pupils before Easter

Schools will be able to offer some sessions to years 7, 8 and 9 but it will not be a full return.

Academics face battle over pension scheme deficit

Trustees of the Universities Superannuation Scheme say contributions must rise steeply.

Budget 2021: Sunak announces extension to universal credit £20 top up

Rishi Sunak announces a temporary extension to universal credit until September as part of pandemic support.

Part-time return for all secondary pupils in Scotland from 15 March

As part of the phased return of pupils across Scotland, children in P4-P7 will also return full time.

Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Calne 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

The Springfields Academy

Curzon Street, Calne SN11 0DS, UK – 01249 814125

Great school, but anyone looking at google reviews and not the ofsted is and idiot

I'm vince I am loving the school, it is amazing recourses football. And a great scholl

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 Calne or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for SN11 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

The Training Development Team

Carlton House, Maundrell Rd, Calne SN11 9PU, UK – 01249 476920

ISVH

18 Mill St, Calne SN11 8DP, UK – 07837 897478

Elite Swim School

Stockley Ln, Calne SN11 0NQ, UK – 07955 671662

Language Schools

St Mary’s School

63 Curzon St, Calne SN11 0DF, UK – 01249 857200

Cool school

J'y ai envoyé ma fille Soraya en séjour linguistique avec LEC

Language Schools for Calne

Language schools for SN11. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Calne

Private Tuition for SN11
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Launch 2 Learning

1 William St, Calne SN11 9BB, UK – 01249 892147

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