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

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

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 Frome, 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 Frome? 
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 BA11
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Frome

Pepperbox Nursery

Clink Rd, Frome BA11 2EQ, UK – 01373 301176

Very good playschool They do more than other nursery's that my previous children went to Very clean & tidy All the Staff kind & understanding Totally Recomend

We've had two little ones at Pepper Box, it's the only choice if you want the very best for your kids. It uses fun games and activities to educate your little ones to get them ready for school. Absolutely the best choice you can make for your precious little ones

Tall Trees

Oldford House, Lullington Ln, Frome BA11 2NF, UK – 01373 465691

Tall Trees is an exceptional nursery! My 2 boys have thrived there and have been lovingly held and gently prepared for school. My eldest now in Reception transitioned so smoothly into school and I believe this was due in large part to Tall Trees and the wonderful staff there. My second is off to school in September and he's definitely ready, again for the same reason. The days are very rich at Tall Trees with lots of exciting opportunities for the pre-schoolers such as forest school and watching chicks hatch, plenty of opportunities for play and exploration as well as learning! I will be sending my daughter there without question when the time comes.

A wonderful nursery for both of my children from 6 months to 4 years. They have absolutely loved it - the wonderful food, the brilliant outside space, and the nurturing care. I couldn't recommend it more.

Sunflower Montessori Nursery School

9 Palmer St, Frome BA11 1DS, UK – 01373 453853

After School Care

Emma Sheppard Active Living Centre

Vallis Rd, Frome BA11 3EA, UK – 01373 475590

Harlequins Nursery

Farrant Rd, Frome BA11 3EP, UK – 01373 462389

Kumon Maths & English

4 Palmer St, Frome BA11 1DS, UK – 01373 451889

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

Frome Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Frome

Independent Schools for Frome - 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 Frome Secondary Schools -

Critchill School

4LB, Nunney Rd, Frome BA11, UK – 01373 464148

It's a good school

Excellent school

Oakfield Academy

Oakfield Rd, Frome BA11 4JF, UK – 01373 462539

Went here quite a few years ago now. Was great back then. Loved it. But of course like everything else, changes have been made and I have heard its not the best now.

Out of all the schools I've been to, Oakfield was without a doubt the best one! ❤

Selwood Academy

Berkley Rd, Frome BA11 2EF, UK – 01373 462798

Selwood is a great school, the teachers are the perfect mix of humorous and informative. Throughout my whole time in Selwood I am constantly learning more. The school has a great family-like community in which we all get along. It really is an incredible school!

I visited the school today and everybody was really friendly. The children were well-behaved and the staff were very welcoming. I was really impressed with the quality of the work. This is a great middle school.

Independent Schools

Springmead School

13 Castle Corner, Beckington BA11 6TA, UK – 01373 831555

Inspiring teaching, outstanding outdoor education and fascinating lessons. My time at Springmead School was honestly one of the most pivotal moments of my life. Their preparation for secondary education was second to none and the small classes created strong, lasting bonds with friends and teachers alike. I'm still friends with people I met there five years on which is a real testament to the quality of life I experience there. A true community of good people.

Farleigh Further Education College

N Parade, Frome BA11 2AB, UK – 01373 456470

Bulling policy they don't care if your child is being bullied


North Hill House School

Fromefield, Frome BA11 2HB, UK – 01373 466222

Good school

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BA11 2EQ . 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

Trinity Church of England VC First School

Nunney Rd, Frome BA11 4LB, UK – 01373 461949

Absolutely loved this school. A teacher who taught me 29 years ago is still there now! Teaching 1 of my nephews. The school was fantastic back then and I have been told its fantastic now.


Vallis First School

Milk St, Frome BA11 3DB, UK – 01373 462657

Good school

St Louis Catholic Primary School

Welshmill Ln, Frome BA11 3AP, UK – 01373 463728

Excellent 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 BA11 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 Frome 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

Priory Education Service

Stoneleigh House/Fromefield, Frome BA11 2HB, UK – 01373 475177

North Hill House School

Fromefield, Frome BA11 2HB, UK – 01373 466222

Good school

Critchill School

4LB, Nunney Rd, Frome BA11, UK – 01373 464148

It's a good school

Excellent school

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 Frome or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BA11 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Enigma Pottery School of Ceramics

15 Vicarage St, Frome BA11 1PX, UK – 07791 699770

I've been attending classes with Jenny of Enigma Pottery for around a year now. I just can't get enough! Usually a painter I decided to revisit this skill which is something enjoyed many years ago as an art student. Jenny's tuition is very detailed but easy to follow, she has unending patience with those of us that repeatedly ask the same questions over and over. Not only are the classes enjoyable from a point of view of what you learn but there is always a lovely friendly atmosphere in the class making me feel as if I am not just learning a new skill but making new friends and contacts too. I would thoroughly recommend Jenny's classes, it doesn't matter if you are no good, it makes you feel good!

Great local business and amazing pieces made on site. See for yourself with their Google Street View tour from 360 image. It's on their search results! Take a look.!

Frome College

Bath Rd, Frome BA11 2HQ, UK – 01373 465353

Beyond a good education through dedicated teachers and a dynamic leadership team, my child has benefited from numerous and interesting opportunities within and outside the school environment that has supported her growth as a young adult.

Somerset Skills & Learning

The Saxonve Centre,, Garsdale, Frome BA11 1RZ, UK – 01373 452244

Language Schools

Oakfield Academy

Oakfield Rd, Frome BA11 4JF, UK – 01373 462539

Went here quite a few years ago now. Was great back then. Loved it. But of course like everything else, changes have been made and I have heard its not the best now.

Out of all the schools I've been to, Oakfield was without a doubt the best one! ❤

Language Schools for Frome

Language schools for BA11. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Frome

Private Tuition for BA11
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Maths & English

4 Palmer St, Frome BA11 1DS, UK – 01373 451889

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