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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Weeton Barracks

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

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 Freckleton, 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 Weeton Barracks? 
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 PR4
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Freckleton

Freckleton Strike Lane Primary School

18 Strike Ln, Freckleton, Preston PR4 1HR, UK – 01772 632724

Strike Lane primary is an excellent primary school with great links throughout the community. The staff work hard and are well respected. The children do the school proud and often represent the school at various events in the local village. If you are looking for an outstanding primary school then you seriously need to consider this school.

Strike lane r the best

Lund Pre School

Vicarage La, Newton with Scales, Preston PR4 3RX, UK – 01772 682481

Freckleton Church of England Primary School

School Ln, Freckleton, Preston PR4 1PJ, UK – 01772 632350

After School Care

Blue Bear Pre School & Nursery

Strike Lane Primary School, Strike Lane, Freckleton, Preston PR4 1HR, UK – 01772 633390

Asher my grandson totally loves it there , and he has learnt so much.

My kids loved going here before going to primary school. Blue Bear has come along way and is staffed by a great team of loving and caring people. Blue Bear has great links with Strike Lane Primary school and provides a very good transition from Preschool to reception class.

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

Freckleton Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Freckleton

Independent Schools for Freckleton - 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 Freckleton Secondary Schools -

Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Royal Ave, Kirkham, Preston PR4 2ST, UK – 01772 682008

I am going to Carr hill in September and I have neared that it is a very good school 😋

Independent Schools

Aurora Keyes Barn School

Station Road, Salwick PR4 0YH, UK – 01772 673672

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for PR4 3JQ . 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

Lea St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Darkinson Ln, Lea Town, Preston PR4 0RJ, UK – 01772 729881

This school is boss af

Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School

School Ln, Newton, Newton with Scales, Preston PR4 3RT, UK – 01772 684415

Longton Primary School

School La, Longton, Preston PR4 5YA, UK – 01772 612495

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 PR4 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.

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

Oakfield House School

Station Rd, Preston PR4 0YH, UK – 01772 672630

perfect

Keys Barn

Station Rd, Preston PR4 0YH, UK – 01772 673672

My son Billy mcseveney loves this school he has come on leaps and bounds he comes home everyday very happy all the teachers head teachers and staff are brilliant with him he now moving on to the brammbles high school school and he is very exited about that i would love to thank all the staff and children for making billy a happy boy xx

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 Freckleton or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for PR4 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School

School Ln, Newton, Newton with Scales, Preston PR4 3RT, UK – 01772 684415

Freckleton Church of England Primary School

School Ln, Freckleton, Preston PR4 1PJ, UK – 01772 632350

Language Schools

Longton Primary School

School La, Longton, Preston PR4 5YA, UK – 01772 612495

Language Schools for Freckleton

Language schools for PR4. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Freckleton

Private Tuition for PR4
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Jane Reynolds

4 Kirkham Rd, Treales, Freckleton, Preston PR4 1HT, UK – 01772 687426