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

How do I find out what schools are available around Castleton? 

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 Castleton, 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 Stockbridge? 
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 DT9
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Castleton

Little Gryphons Nursery School

Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4EQ, UK – 01935 810112

Kaleidoscope Nursery

E Mill Ln, Sherborne DT9 3DP, UK – 01935 812424

After School Care

The Gryphon School

Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4EQ, UK – 01935 813122

A great school that I attended for 7 years of education. Staff are always keen to help with any problem and teaching standard is amazing. The facilities are great and there are alot of extra curricular activities to get your teeth stuck into. During my last year at the sixth form the staff were so helpful in helping apply to UCAS. And really aspired me to go onto greater things (university). Parents I would highly recommend sending your children here.

I love it, I’m in year 7 and I think it is a very nice school

The Shielings

The Avenue, Sherborne DT9 3AJ, UK – 01935 816321

The flight flew from RAF Brize Norton on 24th April 2024 with 500 cuddly giraffes on board to raise money and awareness for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Louise Conway who died at just nine years old of leukaemia in 2013. Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate donated 50% of the production costs on behalf of the junior school, Chapter House, and our Forces community across campus - which is about 25% of our total student population.

For more information see:

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

Castleton Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Castleton

Independent Schools for Castleton - 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.

Best Castleton Secondary Schools -

Sherborne Girls

Bradford Rd, Sherborne DT9 3QN, UK – 01935 812245

Great facilities, lovely pool. Friendly staff.

Sherborne Abbey Primary School

Lenthay Rd, Sherborne DT9 6AQ, UK – 01935 812318

It's a allrigt school fab teaching standers

The school was amazing for anyone who is christian, the only problem is that I am atheist. I still enjoyed the community and how involved the parents get. I especially enjoyed the clubs and gardening. Choir was very fun and I loved performing at the abbey church. The leavers service made me cry because I really did not want to leave my school behind, but now my new school is vey involved with all of the local schools, and we were able to go back and see them again, and to tell the year 6 studants what the secondary school is like. I really miss the friendly community and cant wait to see them again!

Sherborne Primary School

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ, UK – 01935 812619

Good school, good teachers, was better when mr Roberts was there tho 🙃💘

Independent Schools

Sherborne International

Newell Grange, Sherborne DT9 4EZ, UK – 01935 814743

Excellent international school. Located in a quiet old English town. 👍

I was a student of ICSS. I missed everything about this place! I believe that this was the best school I have ever been in Britain. Staffs were very nice to everyone. The only downside was the high school fees (-.-) however believe me, it worth it.

Sherborne School

Abbey Rd, Sherborne DT9 3AP, UK – 01935 812249

Can not get over how good it was

Beautiful architecture in the buildings of the former Sherborne Abbey Monastery. World class education provided at a world class price.

Sherborne Preparatory School

39 Acreman St, Sherborne DT9 3NY, UK – 01935 812097

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for DT9 6EP . 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

Sherborne Primary School

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ, UK – 01935 812619

Good school, good teachers, was better when mr Roberts was there tho 🙃💘

Sherborne Abbey Primary School

Lenthay Rd, Sherborne DT9 6AQ, UK – 01935 812318

It's a allrigt school fab teaching standers

The school was amazing for anyone who is christian, the only problem is that I am atheist. I still enjoyed the community and how involved the parents get. I especially enjoyed the clubs and gardening. Choir was very fun and I loved performing at the abbey church. The leavers service made me cry because I really did not want to leave my school behind, but now my new school is vey involved with all of the local schools, and we were able to go back and see them again, and to tell the year 6 studants what the secondary school is like. I really miss the friendly community and cant wait to see them again!

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 DT9 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

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

Sherborne Learning Centre

Simons Rd, Sherborne DT9 4DN, UK – 01935 814582

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 Castleton or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for DT9 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Sherborne Dance Academy

North Rd, Sherborne DT9 3JN, UK – 01935 816156

one thing it not nice. JOKES its amazing

Dorset Italian

St Paul's Cl, Close, Sherborne DT9 4DU, UK – 07811 781484

Helen Laxton School of Dance, Sherborne

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ, UK – 01935 863865

Language Schools

Sherborne International

Newell Grange, Sherborne DT9 4EZ, UK – 01935 814743

Excellent international school. Located in a quiet old English town. 👍

I was a student of ICSS. I missed everything about this place! I believe that this was the best school I have ever been in Britain. Staffs were very nice to everyone. The only downside was the high school fees (-.-) however believe me, it worth it.

Sherborne Primary School

Harbour Way, Sherborne DT9 4AJ, UK – 01935 812619

Good school, good teachers, was better when mr Roberts was there tho 🙃💘

The Gryphon School

Bristol Rd, Sherborne DT9 4EQ, UK – 01935 813122

A great school that I attended for 7 years of education. Staff are always keen to help with any problem and teaching standard is amazing. The facilities are great and there are alot of extra curricular activities to get your teeth stuck into. During my last year at the sixth form the staff were so helpful in helping apply to UCAS. And really aspired me to go onto greater things (university). Parents I would highly recommend sending your children here.

I love it, I’m in year 7 and I think it is a very nice school

Language Schools for Castleton

Language schools for DT9. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Castleton

Private Tuition for DT9
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

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