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

How do I find out what schools are available around Appledore? 
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 Appledore, 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 Appledore? 
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 EX39
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Appledore

Abbotsham & Alwington Pre-school

Bideford EX39 5AP, UK – 01237 478175

Kingsley Nursery

Northdown Rd, Bideford EX39 3LY, UK – 01237 426224

Tarka Tots

Bideford Bay Childrens Centre, Victoria Park, Bideford EX39 2QS, Bideford EX39 2QJ, UK – 01237 471831

After School Care

West Croft School

Coronation Rd, Bideford EX39 3DD, UK – 01237 473548

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Appledore

Independent Schools for Appledore - 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

Kingsley School

Northdown Rd, Bideford EX39 3LY, UK – 01237 426200

My husband’s so smart and cute

The best school in the area to date.

West Croft School

Coronation Rd, Bideford EX39 3DE, UK – 01237 473548

it was the best experience i have had i got great grades and loads of help when i needed it.

Gui

Schools Company Torridge Academy

Chanters Rd, Bideford EX39 2QN, UK

Independent Schools

Kingsley School

Northdown Rd, Bideford EX39 3LY, UK – 01237 426200

My husband’s so smart and cute

The best school in the area to date.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for EX39 1QS . 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

Saint Mary's Church of England Primary School

57 Chanters Rd, Bideford EX39 2QN, UK – 01237 477288

Very nice school, nice staff and not to much bullying! - Connor C.

I love this place but what happened to the swimming pool?

St Margaret's C Of E Aided Junior School

Seaview Rd, Northam, Bideford EX39 1EL, UK – 01237 473569

My nephew loves St Margarets as much as he did St Georges. What a great start for the children. Thank you.

as someone who used to go hear i have to say it is a good school except for the fact that your treated as if you know absolutely nothing

St Helens C Of E Primary School

Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP, UK – 01237 475276

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 EX39 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.

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

Kingsley School

Northdown Rd, Bideford EX39 3LY, UK – 01237 426200

My husband’s so smart and cute

The best school in the area to date.

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 Appledore or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for EX39 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Learn Devon

Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford EX39 2EY, UK – 01237 472462

Amazing place

Sarah Anne Westcott School of Dance & Performing Arts Studios

Ropewalk, Bideford EX39 2NA, UK – 01237 471954

Language Schools

Learn Devon

Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford EX39 2EY, UK – 01237 472462

Amazing place

Language Schools for Appledore

Language schools for EX39. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Appledore

Private Tuition for EX39
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kingsley School

Northdown Rd, Bideford EX39 3LY, UK – 01237 426200

My husband’s so smart and cute

The best school in the area to date.

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