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

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

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 Bath, 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 PeterLeeLee? 
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 BA2
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Bath

Widcombe Acorns Pre-School

St Mark's Community Centre, St Mark's Road, Widcombe, Bath BA2 4PA, UK – 01225 445446

Simply the best pre-school in Bath. Run by passionate committed staff - the children love it. The kids come out happy, confident & enthusuastic little people :)

Little Willows Day Nursery

Powlett Rd, Bath BA2 6QH, UK – 01225 332296

I looked at over 15 nurseries before I found this hidden gem! Our daughter wanted to get down and play straight away and for us we knew straight away this was the nursery for her. I love the fact all the children play together in the garden, means all the children mix with different age ranges. As a nursery they cant do enough to make sure your happy as parents and that your child is happy in their environment. Their amazingly flexible if you need put your child in extra. Id recommend this nursery over and over again! Wonderful staff= happy children and as parents that's all we wanted was for our daughter to be happy while we work to provide for our family. She's been going here now since she was a year old.

Fantastic nursery! Our son has been attending for 2 years since he was a baby and he absolutely loves it, like a home from home. The staff are all lovely and our boy is very fond of them. They have played an integral role in his development in so many ways for which I am very grateful. My husband and I both work shifts and they are the only nursery which could accommodate for the long hours whilst being extremely flexible. We can't recommend Little Willows highly enough and look forward to enrolling our new baby boy next year.

Combe Park Pre-School

16 Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NP, UK – 01225 332088

Fantastic Pre-School. Both of my daughters attended Combe Park Pre-School and they absolutely loved going there. Looking back it was a really special time, their 1st experience of education was in a homely setting with amazing staff. They gained confidence and independence and we really felt they were prepared for school by the time they had to go. We would thoroughly recommend Combe Park Pre School to any parent with young children.

After School Care

Green Shoots Pre-School

Bruton Community Hall, Bruton Avenue,, Bath BA2 4QJ, UK – 07712 617336

Quickly want to put in words my upmost praise and credit to Greenshoots Preschool. So much more than a childcare organisation. It's all about the people! A small but perfectly formed staff of caring, fun-loving, loyal, ambitious men and women growing our little'uns three days a week into caring, confident individuals.

My son stayed in the Green Shoots when he was 2-4. He enjoyed the time there very much. The staffs are friendly and give a lot of encouragements to my son. The food is fantastic and my son always finishes the whole plate. The children in the nursery are generally well behaved. I would recommend this school to other parents.

Curtain Up Theatre School Ltd

Combe Hay Ln, Odd Down, Bath BA2 8PA, UK – 01225 307939

We are so grateful to Curtain Up, they have been amazing for our daughter. She loves to perform and there are so many opportunities and dedicated staff at Curtain Up allowing her to develop her strengths and keep her confidence high.

Over the last 12 years, Curtain up has given me the experience that no over theatre school would be able to give me. It given me the best opportunities I could ever have from doing LAMDA exams to putting on full scaled musical productions like Les Miserables which I had the pleasure to do twice with Curtain Up, which were both incredible experiences. Another thing about Curtain Up that they help build your confidence and helps you believe in yourself as an actor. So if your child is interested in dancing, singing, and acting and wants to have future in musical theatre and the performing arts, I definitely recommend Curtain Up as being the number one theatre school to go to. My Les Miserables Summer School experience was incredible and it was the best way to finish my time with Curtain Up.

Skool Kidz After School & Holiday Club

St. Mary the Virgin Church Hall, Darlington Street, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4EB, UK – 07917 568315

The flight flew from RAF Brize Norton on 24th April 2024 with 500 cuddly giraffes on board to raise money and awareness for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Louise Conway who died at just nine years old of leukaemia in 2013. Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate donated 50% of the production costs on behalf of the junior school, Chapter House, and our Forces community across campus - which is about 25% of our total student population.

For more information see:

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

Bath Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Bath

Independent Schools for Bath - 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 Bath Secondary Schools -

Saint Gregory's Catholic College

Combe Hay Ln, Bath BA2 8PA, UK – 01225 832873

Nice outdoor gym really good. Only complaint that the lost property should be more efficient- I've been checking memo keeper for weeks now but it seems that they still haven't found my will to live that I lost a while back. But its really good really nice bathroom locks In Christ We Flourish

This school is really good! I really enjoy going here.

King Edward's School, Bath

North Road, Bath BA2 6HU, UK – 01225 464313

Pretty gud

It's a really good school, whoever posted the other review is... a bit crazy...?

Beechen Cliff School

Kipling Ave, Bath BA2 4RE, UK – 01225 480466

I moved here for sixth form from a local private school. I must say I am very impressed by the staff, including all lower school staff, this is a very good school. The lads in the lower school treat each other very respectfully (mostly), which is really quite uncommon for an all boys school. I'm particularly impressed by the sixth form team, they do a very good job at running the sixth form, they treat every sixth former like adults; they are always giving you loads of opportunities; they are very good at sorting out any problems that arise; and they are very supportive in just about every way. They also really make sure that you have the best possible UCAS application/apprenticeship, for example they very regularly get external speakers to come in and give presentations about many different things (so there's always something for everyone) - very good to talk about on your personal statement. Teaching quality is also brilliant. Everyone, and most importantly the students, are very respectful and polite to one another, you really do get a good sense of friendly competitiveness and ambition throughout the premises. Can't recommend enough; this really is an exceptional school. If you are looking for a sixth form (or a secondary school for your son), definitely go here. Would give 6 stars if I could.

The school has really made a lot of progress in the past 7 years, and I'm sure that it will continue to do so in the coming years. The majority of the staff are very caring and committed to their students, and the sixth form team especially are deserving of recognition. They've really helped me grow as a person over the past 2 years and have made a solid impact on my life. The boarding house is also unlike any I've seen, with the sense of a real family as soon as you step in, with boys from different years getting along in a manner that's very uncommon in an all boys school. I would recommend it to anyone. There will always be a few bad stories about schools that shine a very negative light, but with beechen its a handful of the students that bring down the reputation, not the staff themselves.

Independent Schools

Monkton Prep School

Combe Down, Bath BA2 7ET, UK – 01225 831202

middle is good

Prior Park College

Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH, UK – 01225 835353

Our children were educated and nourished by this wonderful school with its exceptional academic teaching, pastoral care and passion for art, drama, music and sport.

Prior Park Collage is a marvellous experience whether it is for a year or all your life. I highly recommended.

Bath Academy

27 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HX, UK – 01225 334577

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BA2 7SW . 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

Combe Down C Of E Primary School

The Log Cabin, Church Rd, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5JQ, UK – 01225 840324

Very good. Go in the north entrance, and into the log cabin for the reception

St Martin's Garden Primary School

Lympsham Green, Odd Down, Bath BA2 2UN, UK – 01225 832112

Great learning atmosphere!

St Philip's Primary School

Bloomfield Rise, Bath BA2 2BN, UK – 01225 837946

Great community feel around the school. Children nurtured as individuals and celebrated. My kids are very happy there.

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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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Special schools for Bath 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

Three Ways School

180 Frome Rd, Bath BA2 5RF, UK – 01225 838070

Absolutely fantastic School! As an Ex student I couldn't of had some of the Best teachers anywhere else!

best school for my disabled child in a wheelchair

Aspire Academy

Frome Rd, Bath BA2 5RF, UK – 01225 832212

Harry Dad

King Edward's School, Bath

North Road, Bath BA2 6HU, UK – 01225 464313

Pretty gud

It's a really good school, whoever posted the other review is... a bit crazy...?

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 Bath or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BA2 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Bath Academy of Media MakeUp Ltd

Christ Church Mews, Julian Rd, Bath BA1 2RH, UK – 01225 331315

Truely amazing experience on the fashion and catwalk makeup course! Lovely staff and amazing teachers! Can't wait to start my career in the industry ❤

I did the course at the beginning of this year, it was the best 15 weeks. You learn everything that you need to know to get you started in the industry in each module, and also very exciting and fun. All the tutors are so lovely and helpful and the director Melanie Crump is the cherry on top! I recommend it highly and would do it all over again if I could.

Demuths Cookery School

6 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN, UK – 01225 427938

I've been on several courses at Demuths Cookery School, including Fast & Delicious, Gujarati Thali, and their cookery holiday in Southern France. Obviously I keep going back for a reason. Great teaching and inspiring recipes, all using plant-based ingredients. Also, the cookery school kitchen is a real pleasure to work in. Lots of space and great lighting, and a lovely view of Bath which is a bonus.

I've done a number of these courses - mostly the full day and one evening. I've always loved every minute despite my natural incompetence at cookery! When I became a vegetarian I didn't have a clue how to prepare my own tasty nutritious food. I have always come away from the classes more confident in my abilities and with recipes I can use regularly, Check the courses out on the website... whatever food you like there will be a course for it...

TK Theatre School

2 Grove St, Bath BA2 6PJ, UK – 07990 527299

Our daughter loves going to TK Theatre School. It's great fun and the end of term performances are great!

A fantastic place to send your children. Whether it is for weekly classes or summer school they will be made to feel welcome and valued.

Language Schools

Kaplan International English

5 Trim Street, Bath BA1 1HB, UK – 01225 448840

My experience in Kaplan International Bath was probably the best experience i’ve made in my life! I’ve met so many people from all over the world! The teachers are lovely and they help you improve your english in a short amount of time! Also the social activity programme that the school offers is amazing! Thank you Kaplan Bath!

Great school and great people!

Languages United

66 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BD, UK – 01225 580058

Why the Languages United is one of the best language schools? Because it was much more than a school for me. I think I do not need to depict the city of Bath: it is amazing! (I can say awesome, but be careful with this world in England and try not to overuse - I learned it in this school. ;-) ) I really liked the open-minded, tolerant ideology of the school. There were students from different continents and states with different cultural and religious backgrounds, but it was not any problem in the school, our teachers were professionals to manage this lovely diversity. We had many conversations about the cultures, which were good occasions to get acquainted with other cultures, and to talk about ours. We all felt that we became richer because of this cultural diversity. The staff (including the interns) of the school is not only professional, but in the same time very friendly. It was a privilege to meet them every day. My group was mostly small, but very friendly and hardworking. We helped each other to improve our language skills. We met after the school, we went together to the restaurants, and made common tourist-trips in the outskirts of Bath. Some of them became real friend, and we will keep in touch after we went home. Last but not least, about my teachers. I had four very different teachers, and everyone was a master in her special field. We had strict grammar-lessons and animated conversations too. We had good traditions like Foody-Friday. We could learn more than language: we learned a lot about the English culture and the everyday life, about each other, about ourselves, about the humanity. My English is not good enough yet to tell how grateful I am to them. Thank you for all! Zoltan from Hungary

My experience in Bath has been one of the best in my life! Not just because of the amazing city where I lived but also because of the place I chose for my internship. It has been a remarkable experience and I really enjoyed my time with you. I would like to give a special thanks to all the team, you made a difference in my life and you will always have a place in my heart. I met a lot of interesting people from all around the world and I improved my English. I really recommend Languages United for everyone that wants to learn a lot and also have a great time!

Bath in English

1 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HA, UK – 01225 581185

The best experience ever! A river trip in private boat with electricity 0 noisy! So beautiful and I love love love Bath Spa city! Thank you Emily and Ellie!

For three weeks I did every day English with bath in English. Teacher John was super. I learn English to do study in Austria, exams and speaking and translating. So good with speaking English every day to hosting family and having fun in Bath. Very much to do, bike riding, boats, English tea! I most liked John listening to me and making plans for lessons that help me the best. I am now not scared for my tests. Vielen Dank John :) Recommend to any person would want to learn English!!

Language Schools for Bath

Language schools for BA2. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Bath

Private Tuition for BA2
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Bath Tutors

23 Bloomfield Ave, Bath BA2 3AB, UK – 01225 310162

Crescent Tuition

14 New King St, Bath BA1 2BL, UK – 01225 469971

Kumon Maths & English

Claverton Down Community Hall, Claverton Down Rd, Bath BA2 6DT, UK – 01225 683083

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