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

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

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 Horley, 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 Horley? 
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 RH6
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Horley

Manorfield Primary and Nursery School

Sangers Dr, Horley RH6 8AL, UK – 01293 782839



Balcombe Rd, Horley RH6 9EF, UK – 01293 823163

It may not be the cheapest option for your holiday childcare but it has worked brilliantly for my children. It is engaging across the range of ages in Primary school. With all meals and snacks included and loved by my children (they eat things they wouldn't even try at home). Interesting outings and activitie, and a lovely big outdoor area.

Langshott School

Smallfield Rd, Horley RH6 9AU, UK – 01293 776341

My child has had the best teaching!

Fabulous school... Teachers, facilities and kids

After School Care

Charlwood House Day Nursery

Charlwood Rd, Lowfield Heath, Crawley RH11 0QA, UK – 01293 565544

Relaxed nursery with very high retention of friendly and caring staff.

A fantastic, professional nursery providing childcare, west sussex. Run by a dedicated team who only want the best for your child. Ofsted rated it GOOD, I'm not surprised!

Cranbrook Adventurers Out of School Club

Balcombe Rd, Crawley, Horley RH6 9EF, UK – 01293 823163

Horley Community Sure Start Children's Centre

The Bungalow, Meath Green Infant School, Kiln Lane, Horley RH6 8JG, UK – 01293 820068

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

Horley Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Horley

Independent Schools for Horley - 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 Horley Secondary Schools -

Oakwood School

Balcombe Rd, Horley RH6 9AE, UK – 01293 785363

I would say it has improved in my current 3 years of attending Oakwood school but I feel it still has a long way to go in terms of being a 5 star school, I feel if the school had a higher budget and had a few more stricter but kinder teachers than it might push it up to a 4 star. The other issue I have with the school is I would say the whole management of the school should improve, I feel the behaviour system works but not effective as people re-offend and disturb lessons which throws everyone of focus, we are in Year 9 and choosing/chosen our options and if this behaviour carries on in Year 10 and Year 11 than I feel that our scores will be affected, I would like to see more praising students by rewarding them as I see more punishments handed out than rewards, in conclusion I would say a stronger discipline inforced and more rewards given out. Teachers should be firmer and and more rewarding, the school should work on the behaviour system and work out where the problems lie in re-offending as this should not and I won’t allow it to affect study in my GCSE’s. Good school, improving all the time but still got a way to go with the new headteacher, he is a firm but fair and is passionate about this school, teachers should get more commendation dealing with students ranging from 11-16 5 Days a week and should get a raise as we all take them for granted and really do not thank them enough for their work.

I would suggest a stricter system, as I constantly feel as if my school work is being affected by people misbehaving in my classes and disrupting the lesson.

Yattendon School

Oakwood Rd, Horley RH6 7BZ, UK – 01293 734100

Teaching the children about the skills they need to be more effective learners, what we call ‘Learnacy’ (A word we made up, but we think it works best!). It is crucial that children develop skills that they will need to adapt to new situations and understand that learning does not end when they leave school, college or university. By making these skills explicit to the children and teaching them techniques to help them improve these skills, we can help children unlock some of the mysteries of ‘what is means to learn effectively’. These transferable skills will help equip them in an ever-changing World.

Amazing school when i was there. Ofsted gave good reviews of the school. Teaching was excellent! I came back to see who was the most dominating house team, Pankhurst, when I was there McCarther blue team used to be one of the most dominating team of all but the tables have turned seems like.

Horley Community Pre-School

Strawson Hall, Albert Rd, Horley RH6 7HZ, UK – 01293 431898

Independent Schools

Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School

Acorn Cottage, Shipley Bridge, Antlands Ln W, Horley RH6 9TE, UK – 01293 785215

Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre School

Ivy Cottage, Balcombe Rd, Horley RH6 9SW, UK – 01293 825192

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for RH6 7AS . 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

Meath Green Junior School

Greenfields Rd, Horley RH6 8HW, UK – 01293 784298

I can't describe how good Meath Green is, though i was there 6 years ago i have some very fond memories. All the teachers are extremely kind and polite, and teach to a amazing standard. The facilities are good, with a swimming pool on sight and various other places located on sight to boost education. The school hold many trips/activities, for example When i was in Y6 we went to France, that's only one of the many trips available All in all- The school is amazing.

Loved every minute of my time there. (1963-4)

Burstow Primary School

Wheelers Ln, Smallfield, Horley RH6 9PT, UK – 01342 842010

Burstow Primary School has done a wonderful job with our 3 children. Plenty of activities to do, including swimming lessons, reading, lots of different sports, opportunities to take singing lessons, learn an instrument, drama, etc. The school also has a Breakfast Club and After School Club for those parents who need dropping off early or picking up later in the day. Burstow Primary also has Early Years admission, meaning it welcomes children of Pre School ages. This is a great benefit: by the time they reach Year 1 age they are already familiar with the school premises and there is no stress associated with starting primary school, it's just a natural progression of what they are already doing. There are also some activities over the year where the local community can get involved, such as the FOBS (Friends of Burstow) organised Summer Fair, the Christmas Fair. Last year (2017) the school also organised a wonderful Christmas Carol's concert, yet another opportunity for the village to get involved. I would recommend this school to any parents.

Now rated the second best primary school in Surrey! You would never think it possible because of the way it looks from the outside but the numbers don't lie. We have got two children currently there (3 last year) and we are very happy with the school. The children are happy and enjoy learning, the teachers also seem to be happy and committed - and the more recent senior management including the Head Teacher are doing a terrific job. The school offers an innovative approach to lunch time that works a treat for the children and many extra school activities including an excellent after school club, football, rugby, singing, etc. Also has a swimming pool that is used between April and the end of the school year. One can truly appreciate this school is on an upward trend.

Trinity Oaks Church Of England Primary School

Brookfield Dr, Horley RH6 9NS, UK – 01293 776935

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 RH6 or anywhere in the country.
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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.
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Special schools for Horley for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

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Adult Education Centres for RH6 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Lewiston School Of Dance

St. Francis Hall, Balcombe Rd, Horley RH6 9AY, UK – 01903 756346

Dancing since I was 3 and I loveeeee ittttt

Protegem Dance School

187 Smallfield Rd, Horley RH6 9LR, UK – 01737 211109

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Horley

Language schools for RH6. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Horley

Private Tuition for RH6
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Private Tutors

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