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

How do I find out what schools are available around Chippenham? 
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 Chippenham, 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 Lacock? 
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 SN15
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Chippenham

Woodlands Pre-School

Charter Primary School, Wood Ln, Chippenham SN15 3EA, UK – 01249 447578

Riverside Pre School

Monkton Park Primary School, Sadlers Mead, Chippenham SN15 3PN, UK – 01249 446782

Happy Days Pre-School

Ivy Lane, Chippenham SN15 1HE, UK – 01249 447373

After School Care

Kumon Maths & English

51 St Mary St, Chippenham SN15 3JW, UK – 01249 654615

New Road Nursery

37 New Rd, Chippenham SN15 1HP, UK – 01249 652004

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Chippenham

Independent Schools for Chippenham - 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

Abbeyfield School

Stanley Ln, Chippenham SN15 3XB, UK – 01249 464500

I love the art and photography subjects!

It's better than the last school I went to

St Nicholas' School

Malmesbury Rd, Chippenham SN15 1QF, UK – 01249 650435

Lovely school and staff are excellent! Highly reccomended

Langley Fitzurse C of E Primary School

Middle Common, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5NN, UK – 01249 750295

Fantastic school... my little boy runs into class in the morning and is full of beans with tales of lots of adventures when I pick him up. I really like how the school encourages children of all ages to play together and support each other. I would highly recommend the school.

A lovely traditional school set in a great village location. You do not need to live in the village for your children to attend. Great Christian values where the children all seem genuinely very happy.

Independent Schools

Happy Days Pre-School

Ivy Lane, Chippenham SN15 1HE, UK – 01249 447373

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for SN15 2LB . 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

King’s Lodge Community School

Lodge Road, Pewsham, Chippenham SN15 3SY, UK – 01249 444405

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St Paul's Primary School

The Oaks, Chippenham SN15 1DU, UK – 01249 653041

Monkton Park Primary School

Sadlers Mead, Chippenham SN15 3PN, UK – 01249 652395

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 SN15 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.
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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.

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

St Nicholas' School

Malmesbury Rd, Chippenham SN15 1QF, UK – 01249 650435

Lovely school and staff are excellent! Highly reccomended

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 Chippenham or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for SN15 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

learndirect - Chippenham

21 Gladstone Rd, Chippenham SN15 3BW, UK – 0345 241 2533

I went to learndirect in Chippenham twice within 2 years and I would like to say they are so brilliant at what they teach, I was taught IT Level 1 by Lisa and Warehousing and Storage Principles Level 2 by Steve and they were the best tutors within learndirect and its just a shame that the centre is closing down on the 11th May but really I can't fault the company they are really good I would like to say thanks ever so much for taking me on to learn new skills. I would highly recommend people who are out of work or people who haven't worked before to take on learndirect courses but since the Chippenham centre is closing down I'd recommend the Swindon centre to go to after the Chippenham centre closes down because they have the widest ranges of courses in Wiltshire.

Chippenham Moonraker Gymnastics

5 Sadlers Mead, Chippenham SN15 3PA, UK – 07717 031986

Good gymnastics lets you in straight away!!

TDV Learning

Lipgate Cottage, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5PA, UK – 07884 158227

Language Schools

Abbeyfield School

Stanley Ln, Chippenham SN15 3XB, UK – 01249 464500

I love the art and photography subjects!

It's better than the last school I went to

Language Schools for Chippenham

Language schools for SN15. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Chippenham

Private Tuition for SN15
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Dawn Marchant, Maths Tutor

19 Waters Edge, Pewsham, Chippenham SN15 3GF, UK – 07857 699717

Grace Tuition Centre

11-12 High St, Chippenham SN15 3ER, UK – 01249 661133

Kumon Maths & English

51 St Mary St, Chippenham SN15 3JW, UK – 01249 654615