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

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Chesham, 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 Chesham? 
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 HP5
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Chesham

St Mary's Pre-school

Chesham United FC, Amy Ln, Chesham HP5 1NE, UK – 07812 904952

St Mary's is a lovely community pre-school for the local Chesham community based in the centre of Chesham. The staff are caring, considerate, intelligent and wonderful at managing children 's play and early learning. It is a charity, so doesn't have pressure to make a profit like many other pre-schools and nurseries. My daughter has developed very well there and I am happy that I had the flexibilty to send her for a couple of mornings a week when she was little. Importantly, there isn't a large turnover of staff, so there is continuity and experience in abundance.

Newtown Infant School and Nursery

Berkhampstead Road, Chesham HP5 3AT, UK – 01494 783713

Today, with my business Immersive Theatres, I delivered a 5m digital planetarium experience to 120 Year 1 and Year 2 pupils at Newtown Infant School. I was warmly welcomed by the staff on arrival and found the hall prepared just as I had requested. The day was well organised with all groups arriving on time. The excited but well-behaved students enjoyed a rich selection of content: peering up at the planetarium night sky, visiting the International Space Station, handling a meteorite and learning about both the Solar System and the various types of stars. Thank you Newtown Infant School for a very pleasant visit.

Asquith Nurseries & Pre-Schools

34 Germain St, Chesham HP5 1LH, UK – 01753 201122

After School Care

Ollie Owl Nursery Chesham

92-94 Broad St, Chesham HP5 3ED, UK – 01494 778767

Primecare Ltd

Unit 8/Chiltern Court/Asheridge Rd Ind Est/Asheridge Rd, Chesham HP5 2PX, UK – 01494 791227

Kumon Maths & English

Newtown Infant School and Nursery, Berkhampstead Rd, Chesham HP5 3AT, UK – 01753 279787

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

Chesham Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Chesham

Independent Schools for Chesham - 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 Chesham Secondary Schools -

Chiltern Hills Academy

Chartridge La, Chesham HP5 2RG, UK – 01494 782066

It's an amazing school, some teachers can be a bit annoying but I wouldn't choose differently xx

Love this school they help and support you when you need it

Chesham Grammar School

White Hill, Chesham HP5 1BA, UK – 01494 782854

Nice place some areas need a bit of an upgrade tho

The Beacon School

15 Amersham Rd, Chesham Bois, Amersham HP6 5PF, UK – 01494 433654

excellent local school, the right balance in everything, we are very happy

I go here its 27 july 2017 im in summer holidays im going to be in year 3

Independent Schools

Chesham Preparatory School

Two Dells Ln, Orchard Leigh, Chesham HP5 3QF, UK – 01494 782619

The Beacon School

15 Amersham Rd, Chesham Bois, Amersham HP6 5PF, UK – 01494 433654

excellent local school, the right balance in everything, we are very happy

I go here its 27 july 2017 im in summer holidays im going to be in year 3

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for HP5 2NN . 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

Ivingswood Academy, formerly Little Spring Primary School

2 School Cl, Chesham HP5 2BQ, UK – 01494 783070

It is a good school

Our Lady's R C Primary School

27 Amersham Rd, Chesham Bois, Amersham HP6 5PL, UK – 01494 726390

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 HP5 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 Chesham 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

Heritage House Special School

Cameron House/Cameron Rd, Chesham HP5 3BP, UK – 01494 771445

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 Chesham or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for HP5 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Ln, Chesham HP5 2RG, UK – 0845 045 4040

Step to it Dance Academy

Newtown Early Years and Infant School, Berkhamsted Road, Chesham HP5 3AT, UK – 07934 096191

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

107 Bois Moor Rd, Chesham HP5 1SS, UK – 07748 181450

Language Schools for Chesham

Language schools for HP5. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Chesham

Private Tuition for HP5
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Tiger2go Tuition

53 Hivings Hill, Chesham HP5 2PG, UK – 07813 131951

Kumon Maths & English

Newtown Infant School and Nursery, Berkhampstead Rd, Chesham HP5 3AT, UK – 01753 279787

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