Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near IsleBarra Beach Hotel

How do I find out what schools are available around Isle Of Barra? 

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 Isle Of Barra, 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 IsleBarra Beach Hotel? 
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 HS9
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Isle Of Barra

Barra

15 Bentangaval, Isle of Barra HS9 5XN, UK – 01871 810890

Barra Childrens Centre

Isle of Barra HS9 5XN, UK

After School Care

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

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

Isle Of Barra Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Isle Of Barra

Independent Schools for Isle Of Barra - 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 Isle Of Barra Secondary Schools -

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

Independent Schools

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for HS9 5XW . 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

Barra

Barra

Barra is wonderful, absolutely stunning scenery. You can walk for miles on the hills or on the beaches. The people are delightful too.

Would have loved to have stayed but nobody took dogs

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

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 HS9 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.

BBC Live Educational News

Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Isle Of Barra 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

We could not find any Special Needs Schools around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

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 Isle Of Barra or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for HS9 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Isle Of Barra which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Barra Learning Centre

Isle of Barra HS9 5XD, UK

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Isle Of Barra

Language schools for HS9. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Isle Of Barra

Private Tuition for HS9
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Barra

Barra

Barra is wonderful, absolutely stunning scenery. You can walk for miles on the hills or on the beaches. The people are delightful too.

Would have loved to have stayed but nobody took dogs