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

How do I find out what schools are available around Bristol? 
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 Bristol, 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 Shirehampton? 
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 BS11
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Bristol

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School

Westbury Ln, Coombe Dingle, Bristol BS9 2PR, UK – 0117 968 2009

An absolutely amazing nursery and pre school. My son loves all of the staff especially his key worker Molly. I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

From the outside its good from the inside it outstanding!

Avonmouth C.E. V.C. Primary School

3 Catherine St, Bristol BS11 9LG, UK – 0117 903 0280

I used to go here for nursery but its not the best place.The reason i moved to Nova primray which used to be avon is because the spaces were full,i made some friends and when i moved most of them were there,we have always been in the same class,im in year 4 now so i dont have much memorey of this school,i still see my teacher come out of her house sometimes,im glad i went to this nusery otherwise i would only have 1 friend who has moved schools now.

Friendly staff and supportive environment

Sea Mills Primary School

Avonleaze, Sea Mills, Bristol BS9 2HU, UK – 0117 903 0088

Good school but could be better from the outisdde

its sad to have left all the smaller schools now V.V btw, WHO are your?? O.o

After School Care

Mama Bear's Day Nursery and Pre-school, Shirehampton

112-116, Grove Leaze, Avon, Bristol BS11 9QU, UK – 0117 982 3345

Friendly staff

Avonmouth Holiday Playscheme

St. Andrews Church Hall, Avonmouth Rd, Bristol BS11 9EN, UK – 07901 721965

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Bristol

Independent Schools for Bristol - 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

Henbury School

75 Station Rd, Bristol BS10 7QH, UK – 0117 903 0100

Year 7

St Katherine's School

Pill Rd, Bristol BS20 0HU, UK – 01275 373737

Sad that normie is a top meta character... I wish they rebalanced the game so it'd be more fun.

It is a great school and a fabulous reputation and relationships go on around the community I can't wait to start my years at st Katherine's

Oasis Academy

Penpole Ln, Bristol BS11 0EB, UK – 0117 316 7330

Millie was a good girl and learned lots. thanks for your help your kinky donation

Independent Schools

Kingsweston Autistic Centre

Kingsweston Centre @ Oasis Academy Brightstowe, Bristol BS11 0EB, UK – 0117 353 2565

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BS11 0BZ . 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

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary School

Cedar Park, Bristol BS9 1BW, UK – 0117 377 2173

Shout out to my bros Mr. Rowe and Mr. Quinton

Nova Primary School

Barrack's Ln, Bristol BS11 9NG, UK – 0117 903 0446

Really pleased with how my son is progressing through the school. He started in reception and is now in year 4. School communications could be a little better, however, communications where it matters most such as school incidents are good, just sometimes letters about class trips or parents evenings are very short notice (especially for working parents). The facilities are good and I think the management team leads well. I'm excited to see the changes that happen when Mrs Morris takes over as head teacher in 2018, as we have seen a lot of positive changes since her appointment as deputy a couple of years ago.

This is my school,it used to be Avon primray,this is a big change,now im in year 4 i got new friends,plus my school is green not blue,im sad its green because i dont really like green,plus my friends are moving school,its hard to get to school on time though because school here starts at 9am.

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School

Tide Grove, Bristol BS11 0PA, UK – 0117 903 0025

It is cool

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 BS11 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

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

Kingsweston School

Napier Miles Road, Kingsweston, Bristol BS11 0UT, UK – 0117 903 0400

Woodstock Special School

Rectory Gardens, Bristol BS10 7AH, UK – 0117 377 2175

Henbury Court Primary Academy

Trevelyan Walk, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7NY, UK – 0117 377 2196

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 Bristol or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BS11 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

The Stoke Lodge Centre

Shirehampton Rd, Bristol BS9 1BN, UK – 0117 903 8844

I have started upholstery course last April. I learned alot still want to continue... Its really enjoyable and would recommend for anyone who wants to see different of your life path. :-) :-)

I've recently been here for a meeting , very impressed- the building and grounds are beautiful and the staff provided excellent service. 5 stars.

North Bristol Language Centre

30 Trym Side, Bristol BS9 2HB, UK – 07904 366770

Language Schools

Bristol City Council - Adult Learning

Shirehampton Rd, Bristol BS9 1BN, UK – 0117 903 8844

Language Schools for Bristol

Language schools for BS11. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Bristol

Private Tuition for BS11
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Cavendish Private Tutors

3, Sneyd Park, 11 The Avenue, Bristol BS9 1PD, UK – 0844 800 0604

North Bristol Language Centre

30 Trym Side, Bristol BS9 2HB, UK – 07904 366770