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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Clearwell Castle Hotel

How do I find out what schools are available around Coleford? 
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 Coleford, 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 Clearwell Castle Hotel? 
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 GL16
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Coleford

Little Stars Nursery

Five Acres High School, Monmouth Rd, Berry Hill, Coleford GL16 7JT, UK – 01594 810402

Little Stars has a great atmosphere and I love the way all the rooms are laid out. Our little girl settled in very quickly and loves all the activities they do - particularly the sticking! All the staff are extremely helpful and we are happy to recommend this Nursery

Wonderful, caring staff. My daughter loved it here. Good communication and lots of opportunities for parental involvement.

Coalway Early Years

63 Coalway Rd, Coalway, Coleford GL16 7HL, UK – 01594 839436

Ellwood Nursery

Old School House, Bromley Road, Ellwood GL16 7LY, UK – 01594 835624

After School Care

Forest Of Dean Children's Opportunity Centre

Bowen's Hill Rd, Coleford GL16 8DU, UK – 01594 837552

What a fabulous place. Intergrating disabled children with mainstream so the all grow up as equals. Amazingly hard working staff and volunteers, definately let your kids go here for fun and a bright start.

Wonderful charity for helping children and there parents. Staff are wonderful and so helpful.

Ellwood Nursery

Old School House, Bromley Road, Ellwood GL16 7LY, UK – 01594 835624

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Coleford

Independent Schools for Coleford - 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

Five Acres High School

Beech Avenue, Five Acres, Coleford GL16 7QW, UK – 01594 832263

I've worked at Lakers / Five Acres for 16 years. Joining Greenshaw in September 2017 has had a massive positive influence on the school. 5*

I'd give this school school 5* every day of the week. Great students, staff and parents - your unbiased Headteacher

St John's C of E Academy

Bowen's Hill Rd, Coleford GL16 8DU, UK – 01594 832046

My favourite school

Friendly

Ellwood Community Primary School

Coleford GL16 7LY, UK – 01594 833232

Independent Schools

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Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for GL16 8LG . 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

Clearwell C of E Primary School

Church Road, Clearwell, Coleford GL16 8LG, UK – 01594 834904

This is a lovely little old world primary school as they should be run by friendly dedicated staff.

Lovely school with a huge and interesting garden

Coalway Infants School

63 Coalway Rd, Coalway, Coleford GL16 7HL, UK – 01594 833457

Little Stars Nursery

Five Acres High School, Monmouth Rd, Berry Hill, Coleford GL16 7JT, UK – 01594 810402

Little Stars has a great atmosphere and I love the way all the rooms are laid out. Our little girl settled in very quickly and loves all the activities they do - particularly the sticking! All the staff are extremely helpful and we are happy to recommend this Nursery

Wonderful, caring staff. My daughter loved it here. Good communication and lots of opportunities for parental involvement.

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 GL16 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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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Coleford 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

Coalway Junior School

63 Coalway Rd, Coalway, Coleford GL16 7HL, UK – 01594 810271

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 Coleford or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for GL16 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

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Language Schools

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Language Schools for Coleford

Language schools for GL16. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Coleford

Private Tuition for GL16
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Private Tutors

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