British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS)

BFRS is a Social Enterprise that was created to work in support of the Armed Forces Community (AFC). We support them by working with companies across the UK that are looking to hire, re-train, and offer career advice to the them. 

We successful host National Careers Fairs across the country and our aim is to continuously introduce the AFC to companies and try to ensure they are fully aware of the benefits of employing from this community.

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

How do I find out what schools are available around Blunsdon? 
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 Blunsdon, 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 Shrivenham? 
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 SN6
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Blunsdon

Westrop Primary School

Rivers Road, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7DN, UK – 01793 762897

I love it its my school. I am yr 5 now.

Bowood Nursery School

School House, Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BZ, UK – 01793 762521

Vorda Pre-School

Brewery St, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7AJ, UK – 01793 763668

After School Care

Westgate Nursery School & Creche

82 Cricklade Rd, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BL, UK – 01793 861268

Blunsdon Pre-School Ltd

High St, Pitsford, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AR, UK – 07547 502204

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Blunsdon

Independent Schools for Blunsdon - 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

Kingsdown School

Hyde Rd, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN2 7SH, UK – 01793 822284

My secondary for 5 years, as well as my sister's and parents. Probably didn't appreciate it at the time, but very good learning facilities and great, knowledgeable teachers.

It's pretty amazing

Highworth Warneford School

Shrivenham Rd, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BZ, UK – 01793 762426

Cant say I enjoyed school. Cant even necessarily say this was a good school. But school is different for all of us. Teachers try to help just ignore their "Zero Tolerance to bullying" policy as its all a farce.

Penhill Academy

23 Heddington Cl, Swindon SN2 5LN, UK – 01793 723677

Excellent school.

Independent Schools

Swindon Academy

Alton Cl, Swindon SN2 5HF, UK – 01793 426900

Maranatha Christian School

2 Queenlaines Farm Cottages, Sevenhampton, Swindon SN6 7SQ, UK – 01793 762075

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for SN6 8LA . 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

Northview Primary School

111 The Dormers, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7PE, UK

Westrop Primary School

Rivers Road, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7DN, UK – 01793 762897

I love it its my school. I am yr 5 now.

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 SN6 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 Blunsdon 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

Kingsdown School

Hyde Rd, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN2 7SH, UK – 01793 822284

My secondary for 5 years, as well as my sister's and parents. Probably didn't appreciate it at the time, but very good learning facilities and great, knowledgeable teachers.

It's pretty amazing

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 Blunsdon or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for SN6 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

NKC Equestrian Training

46 Sutton Park, Blunsdon, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7BB, UK – 07824 326245

Leadership Martial Arts - Highworth

Southfield School Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7BZ, UK – 0800 170 1229

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Blunsdon

Language schools for SN6. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Blunsdon

Private Tuition for SN6
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Private Tutors

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