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

How do I find out what schools are available around Castle Cary? 
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 Castle Cary, 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 Castle Cary? 
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 BA7
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Castle Cary

Toybox Pre-School

Swainson Building Park Castle Cary 7JJ, Maggs Ln, Ansford, Castle Cary BA7 7HB, UK – 01963 359600

An amazing preschool, they did such a great job preparing our son for school and we now have our daughter attending Toybox. Definitely recommend this preschool without a doubt.

After School Care

L E Ray Dance

Maggs Ln, Castle Cary BA7 7HB, UK – 07887 399941

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Castle Cary

Independent Schools for Castle Cary - 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

Ansford Academy

Maggs Ln, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ, UK – 01963 350895

A decent school. Nice staff

Castle Cary Community Primary School

6 Park St, Castle Cary BA7 7EQ, UK – 01963 350520

Independent Schools

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Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BA7 7LT . 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

Castle Cary Community Primary School

6 Park St, Castle Cary BA7 7EQ, UK – 01963 350520

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 BA7 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

Mary Beard's retirement present to fund students

Historian and TV presenter is paying for scholarships to widen access to classics beyond "posh" people.

Covid: £13.5bn needed to help pupils catch up, report says

The Education Policy Institute also calls for a longer school day and summer activities.

Girls' education 'smartest' post-Covid investment, says PM

The PM urges more support for girls' education in poor countries - but faces criticism over aid cuts.

Parents question fairness of Scottish exam assessments

Connect has warned schools are taking "different approaches" across the country due to the pandemic.

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

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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 Castle Cary or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BA7 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

L E Ray Dance

Maggs Ln, Castle Cary BA7 7HB, UK – 07887 399941

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Castle Cary

Language schools for BA7. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Castle Cary

Private Tuition for BA7
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

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