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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Castle Douglas

How do I find out what schools are available around Castle Douglas? 

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 Castle Douglas, 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 Castle Douglas? 
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 DG7
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Castle Douglas

We could not find any Pre-schools around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

After School Care

RSPB

Old School, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas DG7 3AP, UK – 01556 670464

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

Castle Douglas Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Castle Douglas

Independent Schools for Castle Douglas - 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 Castle Douglas Secondary Schools -

Crossmichael Primary School

Castle Douglas DG7 3AP, UK – 01556 670282

Independent Schools

We could not find any Independent Schools around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for DG7 1RX . 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

Crossmichael Primary School

Castle Douglas DG7 3AP, UK – 01556 670282

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 DG7 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.

BBC Live Educational News

Budget 2021: Ministers pledge £500m to support young families

A network of "family hubs" is to be funded in England to provide support services in one place.

'Years to get children back on track after Covid'

How the pandemic has affected child development in one primary school in north-east England.

Sex education: Could consent classes help end harassment?

Relationship education is now compulsory in England, including sex education at secondary schools.

£78bn wage hit from pandemic lost learning - study

The recovery spending on education in England needs to quadruple to prevent lasting harm, experts say.

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

We could not find any Special Needs Schools around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

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 Castle Douglas or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for DG7 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

We could not find any Adult Education around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Language Schools

We could not find any Foreign Language Schools around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Language Schools for Castle Douglas

Language schools for DG7. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Castle Douglas

Private Tuition for DG7
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

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