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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near St Patricks Catholic Primary School

How do I find out what schools are available around Halifax? 
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 Halifax, 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 St Patricks Catholic Primary School? 
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 HX5
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Halifax

Kiddie Cats Ltd

St Philip's Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Huddersfield HD3 3NP, UK – 07544 629286

Family owned & run pre-school, est 2009.

Smarties Nursery

Field Top Rd, Brighouse HD6 3XB, UK – 01484 728050

They help me with all the information I needed

Greetland Private Day Nursery

Exchange St, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8BT, UK – 01422 370888

The care our child has received is amazing. Every single member of staff has shown love and understanding with nothing ever being too much hassle. Having heard horror stories from parents who's children attend other nurseries, I am overjoyed by the dedication given to my child's well being.

After School Care

Lindley Out of School Club - Junior Club

St Philips Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield HD3 3NP, UK – 07894 587130

Lindley Out of School Club - Infant/Breakfast Club

East St, Huddersfield HD3 3ND, UK – 07894 587130

Elland After School Club

Savile Rd, Elland HX5 0LA, UK – 01422 370136

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Halifax

Independent Schools for Halifax - 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

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College

Skircoat Green, Halifax HX3 ORZ, UK – 01422 358621

I have been to Ravenscliffe high school in Halifax and I was in Lester's class and had lessons like Springboard and Communication and Rambling with Fred Manogue and Joe Greensides to Mankinh les in Todmorden and cooking with Graham and Val and did Co-op in Mytholmroyd and Morrisions in Halifax for 2 years and I did it with Thelma Crossley and Zoe Hayfield and I would like to see Ravenscliffe school when my auntie Michelle might take me to see Ravenscliffe again

M Malik

Rastrick High School

Field Top Rd, Brighouse HD6 3XB, UK – 01484 710235

Amazing school. I am very impressed with my child's GCSE results. Thank you to the teachers. xxxx

Fantastic school defiantly high standard of education would 100% recommend.

Brighouse High School

Finkil Street, Brighouse HD6 2NY, UK – 01484 710408

Had a brilliant 5 years there!

Independent Schools

Rastrick Independent School

Ogden lane, Brighouse HD6 3NF, UK – 01484 400344

Nice school

The Mount School

3 Binham Rd, Huddersfield HD2 2AP, UK – 01484 426432

Lovely prep school. Small class sizes and a great teaching team that treats kids as individuals. We have 2 kids there and both are very happy.

The Mount School is one of the true hidden gems of Huddersfield, My children have attended this school for many years, what I value most about the school is that I know my children are treated with kindness and respect in an relaxed environment where they find it easy to learn. A truly positive experience I would highly recommend this school to others

The Brooksbank School

Victoria Rd, Elland HX5 0QG, UK – 01422 374791

After reviewing all secondary schools within Kirklees and calderdale, talking to many parents whose children attend other schools and seeing for myself the behavior of many pupils from a wide variety of schools I can say this maybe not the best school of all but it certainly ranks well within the top six (and that in itself is an achievement). My daughter has flourished since she started this school six years ago, it has been well worth the 16 miles round trip everyday to get her there. What I will emphasize is if a pupil is un-willing to put any effort into their education they should go else where. The teachers at this school can spot a desire to learn and potential a mile off and do all they can to develop this. A great school.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for HX5 0QY . 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

Withinfields Primary School

Withinfields, Southowram, Halifax HX3 9QJ, UK – 01422 363581

Lovely school. Came as a visitor and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Well looked after and made to feel welcome. Many thanks to all the teachers and staff.

my 2 oldest girls went to this school they are now aldults by far the best school they had ever been to

Carr Green Primary School

Carr Green Ln, Brighouse, Rastrick HD6 3LT, UK – 01484 715969

I go to this school and its amazing and so so so so much more

Moorlands Primary School

Moorlands Road, Huddersfield HD3 3UH, UK – 01484 655800

I am at the end of my time at Moorlands as i am in year 6 but my time here has been amazing,the outstanding staff have always been there to help me when i needed it and although i can be shy sometimes they helped me create the courage to contribute to lessons. I am sad to be leaving soon i have had a wonderful time and i will miss everyone but most importantly i want to say thank you for making lessons fun and always being there when i needed it most! I love you Moorlands and thank you xx Olivia 6cm

Helloo!! This school has been absolutely AMAZING. I always enjoy coming to Moorlands every morning and being with my friends . This school has outstanding teachers and staff; everyone here are extremely helpful and always have a wide smile upon their face! Unfortunately, I'll be leaving this school VERY ,VERY SOON but my treasured memories of this school will always remain with me x Aleeza 6CM

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 HX5 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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BBC Live Educational News

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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Halifax 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

Longroyde Primary School

Longroyde Rd, Brighouse HD6 3AS, UK – 01484 715300

The best school in the world. I had so much fun there and when I was being bullied the teachers sorted it out quickly.

It's a good school but it needs to improve the food because I didn't really like it. 🙂 Other than that it is a really good educational school😌

Highbury School

Lower Edge Rd, Brighouse HD6 3LD, UK – 01484 716319

William Henry Smith School

Boothroyd Farm, Booth Royd Ln, Brighouse HD6 3JW, UK – 01484 710123

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 Halifax or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for HX5 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Karen Binns Stage School

Eastgate, Elland HX5 9DQ, UK – 07760 246724

I love coming dancing every weekend specily Friday and Saturday

This is a great place to learn to dance, I love coming every week!

Calderdale Adult Learning

Calderdale Adult Learning At Heath, Unit 4 Heath Campus,, Free School Ln, Halifax HX1 2PS, UK – 01422 392820

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Halifax

Language schools for HX5. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Halifax

Private Tuition for HX5
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kip McGrath Professional Tuition Brighouse

Cromwell House 421 Elland Rd, Brighouse HD6 2RG, UK – 01422 647141

‘Emily would not hold her hand up in school; she had no confidence... Since going to Kip she has gained in confidence both at school and with her homework. ’ -Mum KS2

‘Emily would not hold her hand up in school; she had no confidence... Since going to Kip she has gained in confidence both at school and with her homework. ’ - Mum, KS2

Tuition Time

2 Common Rd, Huddersfield HD1 5EU, UK – 01484 301120

My child got his sats results today and were better than expected due to all the hard work and dedication of the staff at Tuition Time..thankyou and highly recommended.

My son absolutely loves going to Tuition Time. He is making really good progress and loves all his teachers. Such a peace of mind sending him to such a safe and friendly environment.

Biology Tutor

338 Birkby Rd, Huddersfield HD2 2DB, UK – 07838 465847

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