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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Eden Flowers

How do I find out what schools are available around Knutsford? 
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 Knutsford, 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 Eden Flowers? 
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 WA16
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Knutsford

Princess Street Pre-school

Princess St, Knutsford WA16 6BY, UK – 07949 169804

Fabulous atmosphere and staff here, it really is like being part of a family and was Arnold's second home. Cannot recommend Princess St enough :)

I have been a parent of Princess Street Pre School for nearly 5 years now, with two sons both attending, and I cannot rate them highly enough. The pre school is extremely friendly and welcoming and immediately made both my sons feel very comfortable. My eldest son was extremely shy and quiet and they worked wonders on his confidence, making the transition to reception year at school much easier. My youngest son has a potentially serious medical condition, and I have been impressed with the care taken by the staff to ensure his safety, whilst making sure that he is able to take part in activities in just the same way as the other children. By going to Princess Street both my children and myself have made a lot of new friends and become part of a lovely local community.

Manor Park School and Nursery

Manor Park N, Knutsford WA16 8DD, UK – 01625 568837

A friendly and welcoming school for children of all background and abilities. Official 2016 to 2018 data shows good progress for all year groups.

A great school with excellent teachers and support staff.

Bexton Primary School

8 Blackhill Ln, Knutsford WA16 9DR, UK – 01565 632816

Great school my child absolutely loves it

After School Care

The Mere Day Nursery

5 B5569, Mere, Knutsford WA16 0PU, UK – 01565 830083

This nursery is amazing. My daughter has been going here full time for 5 months now and in all that time she has never once cried when I've dropped her off or picked her up. The nursery staff are wonderful. They look after my daughter so so well and it really feels like they genuinely care for all of the kids. Lynn the chef is amazing too. My daughter is on a bit of a difficult diet and they accommodate her without ever grumbling about inconvenience. I have so much love for all of the staff at the mere and particularly my daughter's key worker, who is a total superstar!

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Knutsford

Independent Schools for Knutsford - 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

Knutsford Academy

Bexton Rd, Knutsford WA16 0EA, UK – 01565 633294

Studio - amazing. Rest of the school - going downhill rapidly. As a parent, I am disappointed with the new headteacher and in my opinion a lot of good work and discipline that the previous head put in has been unravelled very quickly. In my experience, many parents are unhappy.

My son attends this school (Year 10) and his experience over the past few years has been generally good. The language departments seem to be excellent and I also have to say i'm impressed with the Mathematics, History & Geography departments. However, alike to the previous reviewer, I have had some issues with the English, Science & Art departments. The issues we have had are: * Teachers turning up 10/ 15 minutes late. Then complaining that children should arrive on time. * Teachers selecting certain students to focus on. * Tecahers being unprofessional with criticism and almost 'picking' on certain children. * Not teaching- getting children to copy out the whole syllabus from a text book. I have come to conclude that the only reason the school is getting a high pass rate of A*-C's is because 90% of the children in my sons class have after school Tutors! Overall, good departments & Bad departments making it unreliable. Hope this school improves to how it was a few years back*

Independent Schools

Yorston Lodge School

18 St John's Rd, Knutsford WA16 0DQ, UK – 01565 633177

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for WA16 6QP . 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

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, Knutsford

Manor Park S, Knutsford WA16 8AL, UK – 01565 633637

great school staff are really friendly

The best Primary school in Cheshire the staff are so good and helpfull

Egerton Primary School

Bexton Road, Knutsford WA16 0EE, UK – 01625 383257

I love this school

Bexton Primary School

8 Blackhill Ln, Knutsford WA16 9DR, UK – 01565 632816

Great school my child absolutely loves it

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 WA16 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
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Knutsford 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

Bexton Pre School Nursery

Bexton Ln, Knutsford WA16 9BQ, UK – 01565 650119

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 Knutsford or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for WA16 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Zealise Ltd

1 Rajar Walk, Mobberley, Knutsford WA16 7GG, UK – 01565 228601

Language Schools

Italian, French & German at All Levels

6 Mayfield Rd, Mobberley, Knutsford WA16 7PX, UK – 07711 612540

Language Schools for Knutsford

Language schools for WA16. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Knutsford

Private Tuition for WA16
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Maths & English

119 Mobberley Rd, Knutsford WA16 8EL, UK – 01565 621142

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