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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Almar Guest House

How do I find out what schools are available around Scarborough? 
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 Scarborough, 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 Almar Guest House? 
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!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for YO12
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Scarborough

Little Footsteps Nursery

30 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7JT, UK – 01723 360719

The staff here are fantastic and the children have a wonderful time! My little one loves coming here and they do a fantastic job keeping you up to date with what the kids have been up to.

I remember being very happy here when I was young

Jitterbugs Nursery

5-7 Trinity Rd, Scarborough YO11 2TD, UK – 01723 370977

I work as a professional working with children services and I had my daughter at jitterbugs and can't recommend it enough. They are an amazing team who get to know each child individually and genuinely care for their development and welfare. They run hundreds of different activities and my daughter was excited every single day she was attending and as a parent that makes me feel very comfortable. I can only give this service the full five stars.

Fantastic nursery I'm very pleased. There is a lot going on to keep kids occupied.

Newby and Scalby Primary School

The Green, Scarborough YO12 5JA, UK – 01723 365686

Probably the best primary school in Scarborough if you want your child to have a safe good education.

After School Care

Buckets & Spades

37-39 Victoria Rd, Scarborough YO11 1SH, UK – 01723 378407

Best Nursery in Scarborough, very polite staff, net and clean. Its been few months my son is going ...he is enjoying. never get bored, even all kids i have seen are always happy at Bucket and Spade. Excellent....Service.

Fantastic nursery, lovely staff and my little boy absolutely loves it here.

Orchard House

290 Scalby Rd, Scarborough YO12 6EA, UK – 01723 378220

My mother attended Orchard house for over a year. She started by going one day a week and before she went into permanent Care was attending 5 days (Monday to Friday). The staff were very kind and friendly. Well trained to deal with dementia sufferers (as was my mother). The staff were always there to greet mum on arrival and take her for the best cup of coffee she had ever tasted! The meals were delicious - provided by St Catherine's. There were activities and events each week that she enjoyed and the surroundings were lovely. The time she spent there gave us such a wonderful break. We will be forever grateful to the staff and owners

Stepney Road Children's Home

53-55 Stepney Rd, Scarborough YO12 5BT, UK – 01723 373891

i used to live hear bring backl the good mem loved it

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Scarborough

Independent Schools for Scarborough - 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

Graham School

Woodlands Dr, Scarborough YO12 6QW, UK – 01723 366451

50% of teachers are bald so I can see my reflection in there heads great for styling my hear

New headteacher is good; offered to throw the kitchen sink at our exams.

St Augustine's Catholic School

Sandybed Ln, Scarborough YO12 5LH, UK – 01723 363280

Its too religious for me but it gives us a good education and there are very nice people and nice snacks

Fantastic school the staff are amazing and know every child by name. The school as a community is caring, understanding and vibrant, would recommended to anybody considering joining.

Scalby School

Fieldstead Cres, Scarborough YO12 6TH, UK – 01723 362301

It is a really good school and the food is nice. The teachers are really good but like every school they have the bad students 💞💞

I'm in newby I cant wate to come I'm in class 9

Independent Schools

Scarborough College

Filey Road, Scarborough YO11 3BA, UK – 01723 360620

As a 3rd generation family to go to Scarborough College, I can honestly say my son has thrived at this school. He loves the Yorkshire Grit program and being involved in the music dept.

Scarborough College is a lovely school with excellent facilities. A brilliant educational establishment

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for YO12 7QZ . 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

Northstead Community Primary School

Maple Drive, Scarborough YO12 6LP, UK – 01723 362249

Good school.

Friarage Community Primary School

Friargate, Scarborough YO11 1HS, UK – 01723 374244

great school and if I could I would live there .They are all fair and together we can !

Wheatcroft Community Primary School

64 Holbeck Hill, Scarborough YO11 3BW, UK – 01723 375704

It is a lovely 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 YO12 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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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 Scarborough 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

Woodlands Academy

Woodlands Dr, Scarborough YO12 6QN, UK – 01723 373260

excellent school 🏫 x

Springhead School

41 Eden Dr, Scarborough YO12 4HN, UK – 01723 367829

Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit

Valley Bridge Parade, Scarborough YO11 2PG, UK – 01609 536516

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 Scarborough or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for YO12 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Scarborough TEC

Lady Edith's Dr, Scarborough YO11 3AZ, UK – 01723 372105

Nice prople

Been studying here part time on an evening and it's been fantastic.

Partytime Castles

5 Overdale Gardens, Eastfield, Scarborough YO11 3HR, UK – 01723 586234

Brilliant friendly and value for money kids thoroughly enjoy themselves the laughs and giggles is brilliant to hear will always use for any bouncy castle hire thank you 😊

Workers Educational Association

Allatt House/5 West Pde Rd, Scarborough YO12 5ED, UK – 01723 506670

Language Schools

Scarborough International School Of English

37 Stepney Rd, Scarborough YO12 5BN, UK – 01723 362879

Went to this school few years ago in Summer. I still remember those days fondly. People were really nice over there. Since each class was small, the teachers were really attentive.

English Venture

7 The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW, UK – 01723 368858

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Peasholm Day Nursery/Tennyson Av, Scarborough YO12 7RE, UK – 01723 513499

Language Schools for Scarborough

Language schools for YO12. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Scarborough

Private Tuition for YO12
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Maths & English

Wreyfield Methodist Church, Wreyfield Dr, Scarborough YO12 6NP, UK – 01723 500286