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

How do I find out what schools are available around South Petherwin? 
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 South Petherwin, 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 Launceston? 
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 PL15
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for South Petherwin

St Joseph's School

32 St Stephen's Hill, Launceston PL15 8HN, UK – 01566 772580

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Launceston Pre-School

3 St Thomas Hill, Launceston PL15 8BL, UK – 01566 777529

Tregadillett Preschool

Tregadillett Community Hall, Launceston PL15 7EU, UK – 01566 779491

After School Care

Westgate Centre

28A Westgate St, Launceston PL15 7AE, UK – 01566 777344

Little Tots Childminding

52 Queen Elizabeth Rd, Launceston PL15 8EZ, UK – 01566 774528

Oasis Dental Care

Madford Ln, Launceston PL15 9ED, UK

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for South Petherwin

Independent Schools for South Petherwin - 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

Launceston County Primary School

7 Shilson Terrace, Launceston PL15 9AP, UK – 01566 772143

Windmill Hill Academy

Windmill Hill, Launceston PL15 9AE, UK – 01566 772143

St Stephens C P School

Roydon Road, Launceston PL15 8HL, UK – 01566 772170

Independent Schools

St Joseph's School

32 St Stephen's Hill, Launceston PL15 8HN, UK – 01566 772580

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Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for PL15 8EX . 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

St Catherines CofE School

Launceston PL15 7HX, UK

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Tregadillett Primary School

And Isles Of Scilly 7EU, Prouts Way, Tregadillett, Launceston PL15 7HT, UK – 01566 280060

St Joseph's School

32 St Stephen's Hill, Launceston PL15 8HN, UK – 01566 772580

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Love this school.

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 PL15 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.
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Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for South Petherwin 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

South Petherwin County Primary School

South Petherwin, Launceston PL15 7LE, UK – 01566 776363

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 South Petherwin or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for PL15 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Launceston Library

1 Bounsall's Ln, Launceston PL15 9AB, UK – 0300 123 4111

Library/One Stop Shop/Registration Office. Has books for borrowing. Can get Recycling Collection bags here. Has a Disabled Badge Holder parking space, automatic doors and Accessible Toilet Currently not open Monday, Thursday or Sunday. Opening hours on the website

My sister and i went cycling stopped for coffee and cake i found it expensive for what i was there are cheaper places in launceston town centre but it was ok

Cornwall Council

Church St, Launceston PL15 8AP, UK

Language Schools

St Catherines Church of England Primary School

Moorland Rd, Launceston PL15 7HX, UK – 01566 772198

Language Schools for South Petherwin

Language schools for PL15. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for South Petherwin

Private Tuition for PL15
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

St Joseph's School

32 St Stephen's Hill, Launceston PL15 8HN, UK – 01566 772580

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Love this school.