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

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

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 Ossett, 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 Ossett? 
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 WF5
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Ossett

Shaw Cross Infant & Nursery School

Leeds Rd, Dewsbury WF12 7HP, UK – 01924 325319

Lovely little school great teachers

First school

Ossett Childcare & Pre-School Nursery

251 Dewsbury Rd, Ossett WF5 9QF, UK – 01924 565757

Really great place. Lovely staff and the kids always have a good day!!

One Small Step Day Nursery

Northfield Ln, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 5DW, UK – 01924 565141

Fantastic team of people who care for the children in a fun, safe environment. The staff are lovely and supportive and willing to help with any needs your child may have. My son spent a very happy 4 years with them. I have no hesitation on recommending One Small Step Nursery.


After School Care

Jerry Clay Lane Junior and Infant School

90 Jerry Clay Ln, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield WF2 0NW, UK – 01924 303665

I've provided my DJ services at parties at this venue! The kids are very very polite and well behaved and its clear that they really enjoy this School. Its a real pleasure to work with this Academy.WELL DONE Jerry Clay Lane Junior and Infant School from DAVESOUNDS DISCO & PA SERVICES

Nik Niks After School Club

78 The Town, Dewsbury WF12 0QX, UK – 07920 272975


27 Spring View, Ossett WF5 0QB, UK – 01924 270186

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

Ossett Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Ossett

Independent Schools for Ossett - 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 Ossett Secondary Schools -

Manor Croft Academy

Old Bank Rd, Dewsbury WF12 7DW, UK – 01924 325230

Great school, come a long way since it was earlsheaton high.. now classed as GOOD with OUTSTANDING leadership...

My old school, if anyone says its a poor school then figure out how my cousins sons achieved excellent grades from here, one went to get his law degree at Durham university, the other got A grades in all his GCSE exams -about 10 or 11 subjects I think- and is now in Oxford university doing his degree courses.

Ossett Academy

Storrs Hill Rd, Ossett, Wakefield WF5 0DG, UK – 01924 232820

Good school with good teachers but I don't like where it's heading now I've left.

Decent. Toilets X Classes ♡ Playground X Lockers X Food ♡ (u get donuts) Overall 7.5/10 Better than my old school

Hall Cliffe School

Dovecote La, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 6BB, UK – 01924 663420

Independent Schools

Silcoates School

Wrenthorpe, Wakefield WF2 0PD, UK – 01924 291614

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for WF5 8QU . 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

Paradise Primary School

1 Bretton St, Dewsbury WF12 9BB, UK – 01924 439803

Amazing school with great teachers. Offers lots of Islamic teachins as well as regular curriculum. Kids love going school

I can't recommend a better school for your child if you want them to learn about Islam in today's society. General atmosphere of healthy competition fuels students to do better and be better. Governing body and teachers alike are very active members of school and even local community. Teachers may or may not have a paper or degree showing official qualification but the students are learning AND succeeding in difficult subjects like math and English. It shows the teachers have knowledge and they are imparting it successfully.

Towngate Primary School

Whitley Spring Rd, Ossett WF5 0QA, UK – 01924 302865

Great school

Holy Trinity C Of E Primary School

Church St, Ossett WF5 9DG, UK – 01924 266543

Fantastic 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 WF5 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.
Contact details & Websites of 4,065 Schools in Ireland - search by map or county list
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 Ossett 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

Highfield School

Gawthorpe Lane, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 9BS, UK – 01924 264240

Lovely School.I operate a Mobile Disco and have been the DJ at the parties. The Youngsters were great to entertain and behaved well. We had a fab time Dancing and Playing!


Snapethorpe Primary

St. George Rd., Wakefield WF2 8AA, UK – 01924 367396

Boring and hate dinner ladies alough it's a good school for knowledge

Hall Cliffe Primary School

Wrenthorpe Lane, Wrenthorpe WF2 0QB, UK – 01924 614490

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 Ossett or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for WF5 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

The Learning Hub West Yorkshire LTD

UNIT 1 PROVIDENCE WORKS, Rouse Mill Ln, Batley WF17 5QB, UK – 01924 446185

Fantastic organisation, which helps students like me, struggling with exams. Great place, modern design with amazing features, including an IT area for students, spacious classrooms and excellent tutors! Highly recommended.

Ossett Piano Lessons

7 Belgrave St, Ossett WF5 0AD, UK – 01924 264601

Language Schools

Ossett Academy

Storrs Hill Rd, Ossett, Wakefield WF5 0DG, UK – 01924 232820

Good school with good teachers but I don't like where it's heading now I've left.

Decent. Toilets X Classes ♡ Playground X Lockers X Food ♡ (u get donuts) Overall 7.5/10 Better than my old school

Language Schools for Ossett

Language schools for WF5. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Ossett

Private Tuition for WF5
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Excel Academics

Paradise Primary School, 1 Bretton St, Dewsbury WF12 9BB, UK – 07852 102738

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