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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Altishshane Primary School

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

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 Strabane, 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 Altishshane 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!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for BT82
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Strabane

Strabane Controlled Primary School

43 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8DX, UK – 028 7138 2510

Love this school I'll be leaving it soon :(

Ballycolman Nursery School

Ballycolman Estate, Strabane BT82 9AQ, UK – 028 7188 3190

After School Care

Brightside Day Care

STS Business Park, Ballycolman Rd, Strabane BT82 9PH, UK – 028 7188 0171

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

Strabane Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Strabane

Independent Schools for Strabane - 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 Strabane Secondary Schools -

St Marys Primary School

43 Melmount Rd, Strabane BT82 9EF, UK – 028 7138 2765


Strabane High School

61 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8LD, UK – 028 7188 2578

Strabane Academy

4 Liskey Rd, Strabane BT82 8NW, UK – 028 7138 2319

Independent Schools

Knockavoe School

10 Melmount Gardens, Strabane BT82 9EB, UK – 028 7188 3319

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BT82 0RE . 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

Barrack Street Primary School

Barrack St, Strabane BT82 8HE, UK – 028 7138 2614

The best of the best.

St Mary's Primary School

48 Melmount Rd, Strabane BT82 9EF, UK – 028 7138 2422

I loved going to school here. I was Deputy Head Boy and will miss the school dearly

Its a good primary school👍👍👍

Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh

105 Ballycolman Rd, Strabane BT82 9AH, UK

Lovely wee school

Best school in the country

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 BT82 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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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 Strabane 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

Strabane Controlled Primary School

43 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8DX, UK – 028 7138 2510

Love this school I'll be leaving it soon :(

Knockavoe School

10 Melmount Gardens, Strabane BT82 9EB, UK – 028 7188 3319

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 Strabane or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BT82 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

The Arts Academy

8BH, 12a Market St, Strabane BT82 8EU, UK

The Arts Academy is a training place for young actors and musicians. I know the owners who are friends of mine. The Arts Academy works very hard to put on new and extremely exciting shows for everyone to see. We are putting on a show which is an adaptation of Washington Irving’s book titled “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which will be performed on the 26th, 27th and 28th October 2017. Please join this amazingly talented group of people and help to support the Performing Arts Industry.

Glenside Adult Training Centre

45 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8DY, UK – 028 7138 2950

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Strabane

Language schools for BT82. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Strabane

Private Tuition for BT82
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Private Tutors

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