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

How do I find out what schools are available around Kingswood? 
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 Kingswood, 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 Hanham? 
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 BS15
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Kingswood

Courtney Ladybirds

Courtney Primary School, Courtney Rd, Bristol BS15 9RD, UK – 0117 935 3022

It's a lovely place with great staff. The environment is both supportive and encouraging to the attendees of the pre school. They work very hard to ensure everyone is equally welcomed and catered for.

Busy Bee Playgroup Pre-school

83 Bath Rd, Longwell Green, Bristol BS30 9DF, UK – 0117 908 3387

Busy Bees is a warm and friendly pre school in Longwell Green. My son settled immediately and loves his mornings there. The staff are all very dedicated and establish great rapports with the children which helps with their development, and the balance between structured and free play is perfect for pre-schoolers.

Warmley Pre School

20 Deanery Rd, Bristol BS15 4NB, UK – 07951 309201

My first child went to Warmley preschool and she loves it. She loves it more on the days where she stays lunch club as she gets to eat with the teachers, and that is something she loves. My second child used to cry when her sister was at preschool and would try to get in with the other children. Now she is allowed in, its like she is getting the best thing ever every day. The staff are friendly and informative, they engage with parents which makes you feel part of the preschool. Its lovely when you get a chance to go in and have a play with the children. I'm more than happy with the preschool.

My 2 children go here and love it. Great staff and fantastic preparation for school

After School Care

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

216 Allison Rd, Bristol BS4 4NZ, UK – 0117 972 8234

I use to go there when u was yours it's amaZing and fun and lots of nice people

The Park Neighbourhood Nursery Ltd

Hollow Rd, Bristol BS15 9TP, UK – 01454 862614

This is an absolutely outstanding nursery. I have worked here for the last year and bring my little boy to work with me. The team are absolutely fabulous and treat every child just like their own! Such a family atmosphere, exactly how you would want your children to be cared for. My little boy is always happy and smiling at nursery and the team really help him to reach his full potential! They know every detail about him and how to make sure they are meeting his needs throughout the day, you don’t get this same level of care and attention in other nursery settings. Really love love love it here.

Such an amazing nursery. Excellent staff, really great team. The rooms and resources are fabulous, so much to see and play and experience. The garden is great, newly designed with a fantastic wooden castle, sand pit and more. But there's something even greater at Park Neighbourhood. It's the ethos. The way they look after the children is like nothing I've seen in any other nursery. They care. The children are in the best possible care, and are being offered the best of opportunities for development. Particular shout out to the baby room, and it's manager. Such a lovely set up and the whole team are so kind and friendly and helpful. Really feel secure knowing the children are in such safe and qualified hands.

Grimsbury Farm Outreach

Grimsbury Rd, Bristol BS15 9SE, UK – 0117 961 8075

Have taken our grandchild there twice and it's ok for an hour or two, if you include going into the children's play area and something to eat. There are various farm animals which you can, at times, get close to which is always good. There's a car park, with overflow area if it gets busy so parking wasn't an issue. No fee to go in, which is good, though I'm not sure about donations? I've seen lots of pushchairs there and as it's a little up and down, little ones don't have to be able to walk around, they can be pushed.

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Kingswood

Independent Schools for Kingswood - 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

King's Oak Academy

Brook Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 4JT, UK – 0117 992 7127

Today, with my business Immersive Theatres, I delivered a 5m digital planetarium experience to 60 Year 1 pupils at King's Oak Academy Primary (The Acorn). I was warmly welcomed by the staff and found the hall prepared just as I had requested. The morning was well organised with all groups arriving on time. The excited students enjoyed a rich selection of content: peering up at the planetarium night sky, visiting the International Space Station, handling a meteorite, learning about different round space shapes and flying through the rings of Saturn. Thank you King's Oak Academy Primary for a very pleasant visit.

I made lots of new friends and it's a good school but the teachers don't really listen and the headmaster don't really do any thing just wants to make a laugh and every one be happy but the teachers don't really teach any thing and their is a lot of trouble in that school most boys but if you have a troubled child that needs help in school don't go their you will get bullied I'll give it a 3 out of 5

Steiner Academy Bristol

College Rd, Bristol BS16 2JP, UK – 0117 965 9150

I'm going to that school

Mangotsfield School

Rodway Hill, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 9LH, UK – 01454 862700

Great facilities, good teaching ethics.

Independent Schools

Gracefield Preparatory School

266 Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RG, UK – 0117 956 7977

Lovely small school with a great atmosphere. What is nice is that everyone knows each other whether in reception or year 6. Teachers are all friendly and easy to talk to. Early and late clubs available so easy to fit around work.

Small and friendly school with great teachers and a brilliant head

3A Tutors

1A High St, Bristol BS16 5HA, UK – 0117 910 9931

3A tutors are very professional and organised. 3A tutors make entering exams as an external candidate easy and stress free. They do everything they can to help candidates and the examinations themselves always run like clockwork. I could not praise them highly enough!

If you are looking for an independent place to sit GCSE or A level examinations then look no further. 3A tutors are an extremely professional and well organised organisation who will guide you through the process in a clear and concise manner. They make the whole experience as stressfree as possible. The staff are amazing as is the level of support they provide to their candidates. They conduct their exams in an informal atmosphere whilst maintaining the stringent examination conditions. Students who struggle with exam nerves or anxiety may find the centre a less intimidating environment.

carmel christian school

817A Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 5NL, UK – 0117 977 5678

Excellent School! We are very pleased with the school and the progress we see in our daughter. We are impressed with the standard of her education and her academic development. We find the ACE material to be very thorough and our daughter is excelling with good grades in all subjects. During her time at the school she has been encouraged to persevere and overcome subjects she did not like. Support given in Maths has now transformed her into an A grade Maths student, a subject which she now enjoys. The conduct and manner of the children is excellent. We are very happy with the ethos of the school, promoting Christian values, with staff nurturing good and kind behaviour. Bullying is not an issue. As well as academically our daughter has grown in confidence and personal character. As parents we are confident that our daughter is in a safe caring environment and is well supported by the teachers and staff to reach her full potential on many levels. We Recommend it highly.

Carmel Christian School is an excellent school, where children thrive in all aspects of life. My 3 children gained a wonderful level of education and developed spiritually, morally and physically. Two of my children went on to university to study and one went self employed and created a successful career for themselves. ACE is a wonderful foundation of education, giving children the opportunities to be successful in life and create good discipline in their lives personally. The school has a lovely family feel with dedicated staff. It has a strong Christian ethos and is closely linked with Carmel Christian Church.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BS15 3QY . 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

Air Balloon Hill Primary School

Hillside Rd, St George, Bristol BS5 7PB, UK – 0117 903 0077

When I was a kid i went to school there and I loved every minute of it missed that school so much now I am older, all the staff was very friendly

Very good school and excellent behaviour.

The Park Primary School

Hollow Rd, Bristol BS15 9TP, UK – 01454 866536

Mr Bickle is the best teacher there by far. Had him 2 years ago and he is amazing.

It's school what else do you expect. Horrible parking desperately need more parking.

Minerva Primary Academy

The Greenway, Bristol BS16 4HA, UK – 0117 377 2990

Is it hillfields or used to be? Was OK when my family went a few years ago

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 BS15 or anywhere in the country.
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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.
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Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Kingswood 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

Briarwood Special School

Briar Way, Bristol BS16 4EA, UK – 0117 353 2651

They do a really good job and staff are great. Shame they have the care home next door.

Best school ever they help my daught to walk

Warmley Park School

Tower Rd N, Warmley, Bristol BS30 8YE, UK – 01454 867272

This school is the best the staff is super friendly there they have change my life when i Started there. Last Step I meet lots of good friends there that I all ready knew and made I loved the headteacher there me and her are best Friends forever love u I got one more year that is school can wait for next year!!!!!!!!! 😊💋🌺💘💖💝🌸🍾🍹🍿🍫

Just wanting to say a big thanks for educating my mate Dave turner back in the 80s he's gone on to being one of the best window cleaners in the business iv never seen glass so clear top marks

New Horizons Learning Centre

Mulberry Drive, Avon, Bristol BS15 4EA, UK – 01454 865340

Excellent

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 Kingswood or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BS15 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

344 Dance School

Alexandra Park, Bristol BS16 2BG, UK – 0117 965 5660

Great dance school for children and adults, have attended many classes there and always had great teachers

Bristol Dance Co

4A Brook Rd, Bristol BS16 3SQ, UK – 0117 965 6699

I have been with Lisa since 2006 Learning to dance. It started as lessons for our Wedding dance and we haven't looked back since, i'm only 36 now So i started dancing in my 20's (just) so you are never too young or think its too old to have a go. Not only is it great exercise, it is a really great place place to meet new friends, whether you come alone for the company or you drag your partner along, with its fully licensed bar - you can have a drink while your partner dances. I love going and when you turn your two left feet into something that can move across the dance floor - it looks amazing. I even take my 13 year old daughter who loves it and brings her friends along to socials and dances too. If you ever wondered what it might be like to dance then i definitely suggest you give our Lisa a call and become part of the Fishponds Dance family. You will not regret it one bit - Keep Dancing lol.

Signature Dance Studios

18 Forest Rd, Bristol BS15 8EG, UK – 0117 329 4363

My daughter completely loves this dance school, she has grown in knowledge, strength and most importantly enjoys herself, has fun while learning about her dancing, which is tap, she has now taken up Irish dancing too. The teachers are amazing, patient and inspirational. What more can a parents and children ask for, so pleased I found this school.

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Hillside Day Nursery/Britannia Rd, Bristol BS15 8DB, UK – 0117 329 2493

Language Schools for Kingswood

Language schools for BS15. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Kingswood

Private Tuition for BS15
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Arthur James Tutors

16 Vassall Rd, Bristol BS16 2LQ, UK – 07467 402156

Very pleased!! I received an A* in both subjects I was tutored in, would definitely recommend.

Kip McGrath Bristol North Education Centre

32A Downend Rd, Bristol BS16 5UJ, UK – 0117 373 8367

The Team at Kip McGrath are very dedicated to the pupils coming along and enjoying what they are teaching them. My grand daughter did not enjoy school lessons but came into her own with Kip McGraft

Very well organised tuition. My son needed a bit of help to pass his English re-take and based on his mock results it seems to done the trick. Fingers crossed! Thanks to Jay and the team at Kip McGrath for all your help and support over the last 5 months.

One to One Tuition

8 Coronation Rd, Bristol BS15 9SB, UK – 07879 036748

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