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

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

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 Lichfield, 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 Lichfield? 
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 WS14
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Lichfield

Abacus Pre-school Playgroup

50 George Ln, Lichfield WS13 6DX, UK – 01543 254168

Excellent! Our 3 year old goes and he loves it. Staff are very friendly, welcoming and professional. Always lots of activities going on each day. Can't recommend it highly enough!

My grandson Jai is very happy here and everyone is very welcoming and caring.From the first day and all the other parents are so friendly too. I thank everyone for all the support and care that you give.

Springfields Pre-School & Day Nursery

Beacon St, Lichfield WS13 7BJ, UK – 01543 253333

Amazing nursery, best I've seen.

Very friendly place. The staff are both very kind and helpful to adults and children.

Humpty Dumpty Day Nursery and Pre-School

Trent Valley Rd, Lichfield WS13 6HB, UK – 01543 416002

Great staff and brilliant nursery and pre school

After School Care

King Edward VI School

Upper St John St, Lichfield WS14 9EE, UK – 01543 255714

This is a great school! But needs upgrading it's very old fashioned..

This school is amazing. Best high school

Lichfield Cathedral School

The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LH, UK – 01543 306170

Absolutely brilliant event, thought provoking about WW1

A lovely school with traditional values.

Lichfield Day Centre

Braeburn Cl, Lichfield WS13 6NY, UK – 01543 419131

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

Lichfield Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Lichfield

Independent Schools for Lichfield - 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 Lichfield Secondary Schools -

Nether Stowe School

St. Chads Rd, Lichfield WS13 7NB, UK – 01543 263446

It's a school!

Queen's Croft High School

Birmingham Road, Lichfield WS13 6PJ, UK – 01543 227245

King Edward VI School

Upper St John St, Lichfield WS14 9EE, UK – 01543 255714

Independent Schools

Maple Hayes Hall School

Abnalls Ln, Burntwood, Lichfield WS13 8BL, UK – 01543 264387

They have a nice personality and way of teaching which helps people with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dispraxia

Lichfield Cathedral School

The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LH, UK – 01543 306170

Absolutely brilliant event, thought provoking about WW1

A lovely school with traditional values.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for WS14 9PY . 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

Scotch Orchard Primary School

39 Scotch Orchard, Lichfield WS13 6DE, UK – 01543 227400

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Christchurch C of E County Primary School

Christ Church Lane, Lichfield WS13 8AY, UK – 01543 227210

I loved this school so much ! This is my old primary school and I'm now in year 7 what can I say... best years of my life teachers are amazing and caring, highly recommend !!

St Joseph's R C Primary School

Cherry Orchard, Lichfield WS14 9AN, UK – 01543 263505

I would highly recommend st Joseph’s RC school, all our four children have gone here, the level of teaching and nurturing is outstanding. A wonderful school, that makes everyone feel extremely welcome.

I have 2 children at this wonderful school. It provides a safe environment where young learners are encouraged to reach their full potential with the help of highly motivated teaching and support staff.

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 WS14 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 Lichfield 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

Saxon Hill Academy

King's Hill Rd, Lichfield WS14 9DE, UK – 01543 414892

Water babies Best experience I've had with my LO to date. Zoe is an excellent instructor and engages with parents and babies alike. My LO has just completed his second chapter of water babies and continues to enjoy swimming under water, holding onto the side of the pool and 'catching fishies'.

Lovely students who you have to feel sorry for

Maple Hayes Hall School

Abnalls Ln, Burntwood, Lichfield WS13 8BL, UK – 01543 264387

They have a nice personality and way of teaching which helps people with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dispraxia

Queen's Croft High School

Birmingham Road, Lichfield WS13 6PJ, UK – 01543 227245

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 Lichfield or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for WS14 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Fusion Dance School

Lessons held at Ind Estate, 2b Greenhough Rd, Lichfield WS13 7AU, UK – 07527 154779

I had my first lesson on Thursday and I loved it!! Nicci is so kind and the dances are really fun! I am definitely going again!

My 6year old son has been attending this dance school for the past 2 years.. he loves it! So many activities for the children to attend during school holidays as well as the weekly dance classes... Nicci the dance teacher is so encouraging and amazing with the children! Defiantly recommend 😀

Henhouse Art School (for Children & Adults)

Tescos, The Community Room, Church St, Lichfield WS13 6DZ, UK – 07788 552868

Lichfield Day Services

Lichfield Adult Training Centre/Cherry Orchard, Lichfield WS14 9AA, UK – 01543 262408

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Lichfield Methodist Church/Tamworth St, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, UK – 01543 444245

Language Schools for Lichfield

Language schools for WS14. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Lichfield

Private Tuition for WS14
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Lichfield

Heathcot Pl, Lichfield WS13 6RQ, UK – 01543 682821