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

How do I find out what schools are available around Elmstead? 
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 Elmstead, 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 Brightlingsea? 
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 CO7
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Elmstead

Wivenhoe Pre-school

101 High St, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB, UK – 07594 580055

Both of my children have attended Wivenhoe Preschool and have loved it! The staff are so friendly, nurturing and caring (my little girl still misses them and she's now in year 2!). Fun activities are created everyday and are really imaginative to create learning through play. I 100% recommend this Preschool, it really is a great place full of smiley, happy children!

My son has been attending this preschool for over a year now and my daughter started this week. The environment is relaxed and welcoming and all the staff are so friendly. It's a pleasure dropping my children off here knowing they are happy. Highly recommend.

Little Dragons Pre School

Church Meadow Bungalow Colchester 7TR, Hall Rd, Great Bromley, Colchester CO7 7TY, UK – 01206 231823

Myrtle Tree Montessori

120 High St, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AF, UK – 07849 386019

After School Care

Kids Cottage Childcare

Rectory Rd, Colchester CO7 7HQ, UK – 01206 672624

Wivenhoe Pre-school

101 High St, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB, UK – 07594 580055

Both of my children have attended Wivenhoe Preschool and have loved it! The staff are so friendly, nurturing and caring (my little girl still misses them and she's now in year 2!). Fun activities are created everyday and are really imaginative to create learning through play. I 100% recommend this Preschool, it really is a great place full of smiley, happy children!

My son has been attending this preschool for over a year now and my daughter started this week. The environment is relaxed and welcoming and all the staff are so friendly. It's a pleasure dropping my children off here knowing they are happy. Highly recommend.

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Elmstead

Independent Schools for Elmstead - 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

Market Field School

School Rd, Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7ET, UK – 01206 825195

Very lovely school i used to go there but I go to shore fields school now

I love it here at Market Field, such great teachers and deputy heads, amazing students like me, delicious foods, awesome lessons etc. Market Field School is a great place to be.

Millfields Primary School

Bowes Road, Wivenhoe CO7 9RD, UK – 01206 823044

I really like this school. I go there myself in year 4. I recommend this school over broom grove

Better than broomgrove

Oak House Primary School

Harwich Rd, Colchester CO7 7JG, UK – 01206 252367

Independent Schools

Millfields Primary School

Bowes Road, Wivenhoe CO7 9RD, UK – 01206 823044

I really like this school. I go there myself in year 4. I recommend this school over broom grove

Better than broomgrove

Munchkins Nursery

The Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AX, UK – 01206 827126

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for CO7 0AA . 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

Elmstead Primary School

14 Elmcroft, Elmstead, Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7YZ, UK – 01206 822889

Millfields Primary School

Bowes Road, Wivenhoe CO7 9RD, UK – 01206 823044

I really like this school. I go there myself in year 4. I recommend this school over broom grove

Better than broomgrove

Oak House Primary School

Harwich Rd, Colchester CO7 7JG, UK – 01206 252367

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 CO7 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 Elmstead 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

Market Field School

School Rd, Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7ET, UK – 01206 825195

Very lovely school i used to go there but I go to shore fields school now

I love it here at Market Field, such great teachers and deputy heads, amazing students like me, delicious foods, awesome lessons etc. Market Field School is a great place to be.

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 Elmstead or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for CO7 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Swim-With-Me Ltd

Unit 32 Broomfield House Lanswoodpark Business Centre, Broomfield Road, Elmstead, Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7FD, UK – 0345 557 8803

Colne Bank School of Dancing

Broomgrove School, Wivenhoe CO7 9QB, UK – 01206 823178

Leanne's Zumba and Adult Tap and Ballet

William Loveless Hall Main Road, Wivenhoe CO7 9AB, UK – 07754 720970

Language Schools

Market Field School

School Rd, Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7ET, UK – 01206 825195

Very lovely school i used to go there but I go to shore fields school now

I love it here at Market Field, such great teachers and deputy heads, amazing students like me, delicious foods, awesome lessons etc. Market Field School is a great place to be.

Language Schools for Elmstead

Language schools for CO7. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Elmstead

Private Tuition for CO7
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Next Step Tutoring

20 Lammas Way, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9HD, UK – 01206 825203

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