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

How do I find out what schools are available around Dunstable? 
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 Dunstable, 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 Dunstable? 
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 LU6
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Dunstable

Ardley Hill Academy

Lowther Rd, Dunstable LU6 3NZ, UK – 01582 667955

The best in the area... Very good school.

Helpful

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

Angels Ln, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5HH, UK – 01582 865466

A great school

It is ok but some teachers no

Priory Pre-School

Priory Church Hall, Church Street, Dunstable LU5 4RP, UK – 07962 106052

After School Care

Liitle Darlings Out of School Club

Ashton Rd, Dunstable LU6 1NP, UK – 01582 602929

Voyage residential care home

60-62 Bull Pond Ln, Dunstable LU6 3BW, UK – 0800 328 6091

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Dunstable

Independent Schools for Dunstable - 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

Manshead CE Academy

Dunstable Rd, Caddington LU1 4BB, UK – 01582 679400

I was a student here and now I'm in all saints and it's flipping rubbish I hope to return to this amazing place and be with my friends and not be called names and get hit like I do in all saints the teaching here is amazing and so are most of the teachers and lots of the students yes it's a bit crowded but that's what makes it brilliant

Really good school

The Chiltern School - Primary Site

Beech Rd, Dunstable LU6 3LY, UK – 01582 667106

An absolutely amazing school!

Weatherfield School

116 Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable LU6 1AF, UK – 01582 605632

Loved this school helped me A lot

Good school

Independent Schools

St Georges School

28 Priory Rd, Dunstable LU5 4HR, UK – 01582 661471

Thank you for your wonderful work Giovanni is very happy, your school is very well organized and the teachers are absolutely fantastic

Very good

Sceptre School

63 Ridgeway Ave, Dunstable LU5 4QL, UK – 01582 665676

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for LU6 1NF . 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

Ashton St Peters Church of England VA Primary School

Leighton Ct, Dunstable LU6 1EW, UK – 01582 663410

A wonderful school I would recommend it to everyone looking for a lower school in Dunstable

I love it there its a great school

Chantry Primary Academy

Tomlinson Ave, Luton LU4 0QP, UK – 01582 706500

This school is the best school, because my daughter goes there and she is trying her best and her teachers are trying the best for her. Her behaviour is excellent. "Thank you for help"

Best school I have ever been to. Literally better than my old school “Downside.”

Houghton Regis Primary School

St Michaels Ave, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5DH, UK – 01582 867487

The Nursery is amazing! The Teacher's are fab really helpful with my little boy. The class room is always clean and tidy, There are always new activities for the children to do. My boy always wants to go to school because he enjoys it so much.

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 LU6 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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Early provisional exams grades in Wales

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

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

42 Burr St, Dunstable LU6 3AG, UK – 01582 663709

Excellent Teachers and Assistants. Everyone is friendly and very helpful. My son is Autistic and for a Main Stream they are all so well trained. My son is always happy to go to School and enjoys it.

I love the school i went to it

The Chiltern School - Primary Site

Beech Rd, Dunstable LU6 3LY, UK – 01582 667106

An absolutely amazing school!

Weatherfield School

116 Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable LU6 1AF, UK – 01582 605632

Loved this school helped me A lot

Good school

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 Dunstable or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for LU6 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Learnirect - Nhanced Learning Ltd

20-22 Ashton Square, Dunstable LU6 3SN, UK – 01582 696622

Pascal School of Dance

68 High St N, Dunstable LU6 1LE, UK – 01582 603603

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Dunstable

Language schools for LU6. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Dunstable

Private Tuition for LU6
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

UK Tutors Ltd

Houghton Hall Lodge, The Green, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5DY, UK – 020 3286 8110

I would like to write just a few words about Robbie Davies - Politics A level Tutor. Robbie worked with my son tutoring him in A level politics for 6 months, preparing him for resit papers, essay writing strategies and generally endeavouring to raise his grades for University applications. We cannot thank Robbie enough for his tremendous effort, dedication and of course subject knowledge. Within a short time my son became more confident and knowledgeable in all aspects of A level politics and this enabled him to approach his A level exams with new enthusiasm and vigour. We will be forever in Robbie's debt. He is an amazing tutor and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Pat Kremis

Kumon Maths & English

The Salvation Army, Bulls Pond Lane, Dunstable LU6 3AH, UK – 01525 222505

Can’t thank Christina Wade enough. Excellent Education team to deal with, they can’t do enough for you. Would highly recommend Kumon Dunstable to any parent looking at furthering their child’s knowledge/education. I'm glad that our choice was very correct for my son few years back ( now at a Grammar School thanks to Christina) and for our daughter who joined Kumon recently . We are extremely pleased with the progress she achieved so far . Thank you for all the support and guidance. Maya's mum

Kumon centre-tutor Christina Wade - My son attended math Kumon lessons since October last year , he had remarkable results at school due to all the revision taken in his preparations for SATs exams . Christina was able to understand all my son’s needs/ gaps in his learning and support him throughout and even won a medal in short time . I had recommended this centre to my friends and family and now they attend Kumon lessons and they enjoy it giving them more confidence and knowledge. I appreciate Christina’s effort and dedications in helping each child in reaching their full potential.

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