Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Farnhams and Hedgerley

How do I find out what schools are available around Stoke Poges? 

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 Stoke Poges, 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 Farnhams and Hedgerley? 
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 SL2
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Stoke Poges

Cippenham Nursery School

St. Andrews Way, Slough SL1 5NL, UK – 01628 661506

Great nursery

Bunnies Pre-school

Church of Divine Mercy, Slough SL1 3XH, UK – 01753 572330

Slough Centre Nursery School

Buckingham Ave E, Slough SL1 3EA, UK – 01753 521975

After School Care

Cherry Trees Day Nursery

179 Bedford Avenue, Slough Trading Estate, Slough SL1 4RA, UK – 01753 532718

Great nursery and highly recommended. Its the best nurseries in the slough area, clean environment. My daughter started the nursery when she 14 months and shes loves it and is very sad leave to start school. The staff are really welcoming and show great care. I feel confident leaving my daughter at the nursery knowing she is in good hands. I would definitely recommend the Cherry Trees nursery! Great staff and management.

Highly recommended nursery with professionally trained staff. Feel reassured and comfortable with leaving my son in a clean homely environment within the care of a diverse team. Have seen superb development and change in my son over the last 14months. He is learning at incredible pace and looks forward to his sessions. Looking forward to sending my second son within the next couple of months too.

KickFit Martial Arts schools HQ

395 Montrose Ave, Slough SL1 4TJ, UK – 01753 567112

Amazing place. My child goes here and I can't praise it enough. Fantastic instructors, combining fun sessions with serious training.

This school is amazing it keeps me fit and they don't just keep doing the same thing over and over. The instructors are very supportive and will help you maintain and improve your fitness.

Stoke Poges Out of School Club

The Village Centre, Rogers Ln, Stoke Poges, Slough SL2 4LP, UK – 01753 208708

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

Stoke Poges Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Stoke Poges

Independent Schools for Stoke Poges - 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 Stoke Poges Secondary Schools -

Khalsa Secondary Academy

Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, Stoke Poges SL2 4QP, UK – 01753 662009

I am truly annoyed by the comments I have seen. I have stumbled across this and as a parent of two children at the school, under two different headteachers, my experience could not be any different. The school has moved on massively. The work the teachers and the senior team are doing is commendable. My youngest daughter left her school to come to Khalsa Academy as she was really bullied in her last school. She couldn't be happier at the school. The school is not perfect and there have been long term illnesses amongst teachers but this has been dealt with. What school doesn't have issues with teachers? The head actually engages with parents. She is visible and my child sees the head all the time, in and out of lessons. I have met her once and the actual issue was dealt with swiftly. My older child says that the school has changed and improved for the better. Low level disruption is dealt with and the students are rewarded for good conduct much more now than ever before. I am more than happy with the standard of education, the way things are dealt with and where the school is heading. The new facilities will really help as well.

Fantastic school with amazing education! Khalsa Secondary Academy has a wide range of enrichment activities that are really fun such as horse riding, archery and karate. The staff are really nice and welcoming and the school building is really beautiful as well. There is a REALLY big car park in Khalsa so that is really good. All teachers are really polite and nice. Khalsa Secondary academy is located in a really beautiful place with a lot of greenery. The science facilities are AMAZING as they have great equipment and labs. The classrooms are really big and spacious so it is easy for the children to walk around. The Gurdwara is really beautiful and the school atmosphere is peaceful with the presence of the Guru Ji. The food is really healthy and delicious so that is excellent for the students. All children are polite and the children in years 10 to 11 are always helpful to the children in years 7 to 8. There is nothing bad I can say about Khalsa Secondary Academy! It is the best school ever! Also it is rated 'Good' by Ofsted and that is excellent! Khalsa Secondary Academy is known as the best non-selective secondary school in Slough according to the Progress 8 measure. It is the best secondary school in Bucks according to the Progress 8 measure as well. KSA is in fact surpassing grammar schools in Buckingamshire! I would rate this school a 10 out of 5 but there is no option for 10 stars. Khalsa Secondary Academy is the best secondary school!

Beechwood Secondary School

Long Readings Ln, Slough SL2 1QE, UK – 01753 520473

Wish I could give 5000 stars best school ever!!!!! First off this school is very misunderstood granted this school wasn’t the best but they’ve definetly improved! The teachers are very are supportive and they want you to succeed and the facilities might just be the best in the country, the smartest people here are getting over 10 A*! They have a pool in the school many schools could only dream about having facilities like Beechwoods and there’s also a lot of cultural diversity here Polish, Arab and even Australian this school has it all!! (I know all this because I recently moved to this school and I already love it)

I realized that school has very difficult circumstances, without any learning outside the school then I would failed. In normal school, teachers are giving over 50% information, in Beechwood there are giving barely about 15% information for lower sets. Another thing is that they are allocate students in set 6 to set 1 (UK education system). People in set six are repeating they are ''dumb'' over and over again, in that case there is very low possibility them to improve, they constantly are keeping destructing because of the people around them that are saying they are never going to succeed. However I like Beechwood despite the fact that apparently it is the worst school in the UK, but if people that are going to see your GCSE paper and notice that actually you have passed it very well, regardless on how difficult situation you were at Beechwood, it could be language barrier as well. I am writing that because I've been in the lowest set without knowing any English at all. Unconsciously I was coming to this school with a smile on my face, cut know it is conscious :)

Wexham Secondary School

Norway Drive, Slough SL2 5QP, UK – 01753 526797

Some teachers such as Mrs welsford and Kirane very good however some were awful

Good luck and I have been sent using a good time for a good idea of what you are interested and I'll send

Independent Schools

St Bernard's Preparatory School

Hawtrey Cl, Slough SL1 1TB, UK – 01753 521821

I went here when I was younger. Nice school to go to.

Fantastic school: a very caring community and brilliant teaching

Farnham Royal Montessori School

Farnham La, Farnham Royal, Slough SL2 3AX, UK – 07709 147317

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for SL2 3QA . 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

Montem Academy

Chalvey Grove, Slough SL1 2TE, UK – 01753 528050

It's an outstanding school, the head teacher Mrs Probert is really dedicated and friendly. My kids really enjoy the learning experience. Overall atmosphere is positive and motivate children to be on their best behaviour. Teachers of this academy is really hardworking and approachable. I would really recommend the school to everyone.

Honesly, this is the best school i have ever been to. Mrs Probert is the BEST headteacher ever!! We get icepops on friday to celebrate our attendance,we get AMAZING teachers and i could not have asked for better freinds. Montem acadamy is outstanding.

Cippenham Primary School

Elmshott Ln, Cippenham, Slough SL1 5RB, UK – 01628 604665

I have a son in Year 3 at Cippenham Primary who moved at the beginning of Year 2. Ever since he started at CPS he has really flourished and now loves every day of school. A great staff and a wonderful learning environment.

I have one child currently at this school and one who was at the school and moved to secondary school last year. This school recognises the strengths and weakness of all the children and does it best to develop the children to the best of their abilities. If I have ever had a problem I find the teachers and the leadership team very approachable and I always feel listened too. I believe the school has the best interests of the children and offer extra curriculum activities to enhance the learning environment.

Western House Academy

Richards Way, Slough SL1 5TJ, UK – 01753 526326

My daughter went there

This is the best school in the area

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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Stoke Poges 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

Littledown School

59 Stoke Rd, Slough SL2 5BW, UK – 01753 521734

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Godolphin Junior School

Oatlands Dr, Slough SL1 3HS, UK – 01753 521481

This school is life,I'm serious. I left last year AKA in July 2017,and now it's May 2018.It's amazing,everyone who will go there will always have an amazing and memorable 4 years:)

I go to this school, currently I am in year 6 and soon I am going to be doing my SATS people that haven't experienced this wonderful school please do not say it is rubbish as it is where children are being educated by wonderful members of staff

Arbour Vale School

Farnham Rd, Slough SL2 3AE, UK – 01753 515560

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 Stoke Poges or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for SL2 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Thomas Gray Centre

Queens Rd, Slough SL1 3QW, UK – 01753 476611

Good English courses.

PPL Training

PPL House, 468 Malton Avenue Slough Trading Estate, Slough SL1 4QU, UK – 01753 573277

I' have recently under-gone 3 PPL Training course's with 2 more to go and so far' I' have found all of the courses very enlightening so far very Professional learning out-side my natural skill's within electrics given the diversity of moving into the Building Services direction from a personal point-of-view. All tutors are very friendly and considerate for all student who naturally only know their own field of education' Tony Green {Plumbing Sector} has taken two out of the three courses so far, I' have learned quite a lot about the Management and Practice within Plumbing concerning Legionella Bacteria and different Plumbing systems concerning this subject line within a short period of time too {Power is Knowledge} especially when I' have to monitor other Trades within Engineering/Construction within my working world. Thank-you all so far and the Catering/Welfare is A1 or Outstanding on Break and meal times too. Keep up the Standards. Regards. Philip Morris.

brilliant training experience

Art Classes Group Limited

Queensmere Rd, Slough SL1 1LN, UK – 07501 644537

Its a really great place to learn art. I enjoyed it and I can promise that you will have fun. You can participate in lots of different activities and you can also receive an art award. The activitis include : drawing and painting Pottery Arabic calligraphy Sand art Adult classes And much more for a reasonable price Children can get involved in exhibitions which is really good for there learning The teacher is a really nice woman and she creates mesmerising paintings. Be inspired. Its really amazing and as a student I suggest that you go and learn something beautiful.

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Au Clair De La Lune/Littlebrook Av, Slough SL2 2NW, UK – 01628 559227

Language Schools for Stoke Poges

Language schools for SL2. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Stoke Poges

Private Tuition for SL2
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Private Tutors

Slough Tuition

Thames Valley Community Centre, The Green, Slough SL1 2SP, UK – 01753 318318

I have been attending STC in Slough for a few weeks now. I have never felt confident and comfortable learning in other tuitions. I've never been fond of English and always got nervous or upset when looking at a blank piece of paper. The teachers have made me feel comfortable and gave me so much confidence when writing. Now for once in my life I can say I enjoy English. I feel happy walking in. I'm greeted lovely and I respect my teachers because they have helped so much that no one else has been able to before. I came in with feeling upset because my maths was not supposed to be where its supposed to be already I have found myself loving maths again and understanding everything I have learnt from my lesson. I am able to go home and complete my homework feeling happy about it. Apart from our teachers helping me with my Maths and English they also gave me confidence on getting a job. I am always looking forward to my lessons, feeling happy going in and laughing coming out.

STC an excellent tuition centre with a very friendly workforce. The standards of teaching are high and the teachers are very organised. They give feedback after every teaching session so it is easy to track your child's progress.

Kumon Maths & English

The Salvation Army Hall, Stoke Rd, Slough SL2 5BW, UK – 01895 527135

Kumon Maths & English

St George's Church, Long Furlong Dr, Slough SL2 2LX, UK – 01628 778481

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