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

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Devizes, 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 . 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 Devizes School? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to

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 SN10
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Devizes

Nursteed Community Primary School

Brickley Ln, Devizes SN10 3BF, UK – 01380 730538

If it wasn't for Mr heath being the head this would b a great school.....he is too soft on bullies!!!!!

Enjoyed a fantastic firework display here.

Urchfont Pre School

Cuckoo Corner, Urchfont, Devizes SN10 4RA, UK – 01380 848444

Little Bears Pre-School

Brickley La, Devizes SN10 3BF, UK – 01380 723222

After School Care

Taylor Made Childcare Ltd

Rowde CofE Primary Academy, Rowde, Devizes SN10 2ND, UK – 01380 739039

Bright Horizons

Lansdowne House, Long St, Devizes SN10 1NJ, UK – 0845 601 2392

Bright Lights Drama

1 Pans Ln, Devizes SN10 5AF, UK – 07583 961882

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

Devizes Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Devizes

Independent Schools for Devizes - 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 Devizes Secondary Schools -

Downland School

83 Downlands Rd, Devizes SN10 5EF, UK – 01380 724193

Downy school..

St Joseph's Primary School

St Joseph's Rd, Devizes SN10 1DD, UK – 01380 723084

High teacher turnover, poor discipline coupled with a denial of any bad behaviour. Thick-skinned children and parents with the money for after- school tutoring will put up with the "craziness " emanating from the "Leadership". If you dare to complain you will be told to put up or leave. Many have taken the latter option in recent years to the benefit of their child and themselves. Feb 15 - major parent complaint against the Headteacher for bullying teachers, parents and children. How much longer will the governors turn a blind eye rather than do the right thing for the children? May15 - Ofsted rated leadership "inadequate". A step in the right direction so up to three stars now imho. Now let's see what diocese actually does. In God we trust? Head resigned. Diocese unapologetic because new team so much better. Couldn't be any worse frankly. Here’s hoping and praying.

Southbroom St James Academy

Nursteed Rd, Devizes SN10 3AH, UK – 01380 723232

Great people work there look after the children. Lots of clean facilities

Nice people work there who really care about the children.

Independent Schools

The Mill School

Potterne, Devizes SN10 5TE, UK

Urchfont Pre School

Cuckoo Corner, Urchfont, Devizes SN10 4RA, UK – 01380 848444

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for SN10 3AG . 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

Rowde C Of E Va Primary School

High St, Devizes, Rowde, Devizes SN10 2ND, UK – 01380 723991

My primary

The Trinity Primary School

Quakers Rd, Devizes SN10 2FH, UK – 01380 730203

Superb school in brand new facilities.

Southbroom Infants' School

The Green, Devizes SN10 5AA, UK – 01380 723184

Superb community 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 SN10 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.
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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Devizes 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

Wansdyke Community School

Wansdyke Primary School, Downlands Rd, Devizes SN10 5EF, UK – 01380 725234

Great school

Downland School

83 Downlands Rd, Devizes SN10 5EF, UK – 01380 724193

Downy 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 Devizes or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for SN10 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

MF Devizes Ladies Martial Arts

Devizes SN10 3BF, UK – 0800 035 0415

I have lost 5 stone through my involvement with MF Ladies Only and martial arts. I never thought I'd do anything like this, but I've surprised myself and achieved more than I ever thought possible. My advice is to give it a go! The classes are so much fun that you barely notice how hard you're working out!

What a great way to get fit & have fun, classes are always motivational and I love being able to progress in my own time totally recommend these classes

Devizes School of Dance

Southbroom Rd, Devizes SN10 5AD, UK – 07971 620229

Wiltshire College Devizes

Southbroom Rd, Devizes SN10 5AB, UK – 01380 723989

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Devizes

Language schools for SN10. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Devizes

Private Tuition for SN10
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Private Tutors

Angelika's German Tuition & Translation

19 Longcroft Rd, Devizes SN10 3AT, UK – 07977 337431