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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Premier Inn Twickenham East

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

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 Richmond, 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 Premier Inn Twickenham East? 
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!

Creches

Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for TW2
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Richmond

Meadlands Primary School

Broughton Ave, Richmond TW10 7TS, UK – 020 8940 9207

Excellent nursery school

Trafalgar Day Nursery & Pre-School

Meadway, Twickenham TW2 6PY, UK – 020 8893 9217

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St Mary's Pre-School

63 Arragon Rd, Twickenham TW1 3NG, UK – 020 8744 1885

After School Care

Banana Moon Day Nursery

93 Inwood Rd, Hounslow TW3 1XH, UK – 020 8572 1919

So impressed with the loving care, the attention to child development, the great physical space and the excellent management. My two absolutely love it here. Can't recommend enough.

Very impressed by the launch standard and the high quality of the management.

Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School

Martindale Rd, Hounslow TW4 7HE, UK – 020 8570 2562

My daughter goes in Reception of school. Excellent teachers and lovely staff..

Very good school, all the teachers and admin are very lovely and helpful, the playground is the best I've ever seen and my daughter lobes the school.

Little Crumpets - Before & After School Care

18 Algar Rd, Isleworth TW7 6AH, UK – 07958 262295

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

Richmond Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Richmond

Independent Schools for Richmond - 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 Richmond Secondary Schools -

Twickenham School

Percy Rd, Twickenham TW2 6JW, UK – 020 8894 4503

Both our kids are at this school. Delighted with the turnaround under the new leadership and we love the staff, who seem very happy and settled too. Turned down two other 'popular' schools for our youngest son because we're so happy with Twickenham School. And no regrets whatsoever!

Excellent School. Run by dedicated educational professionals - couldn’t wish for better. My son loves it and without a doubt is on track for a great education. Twickenham is an excellent role model for other schools.

Grey Court School

Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HN, UK – 020 8948 1173

Grey Court has been great for both my kids, lots of sport, inspiring teachers and dedicated teaching. The whole school community has been supportive and welcoming. Proud to be part of it all.

The Greycourt School of 2017 is ambitious, grounded and - most importantly to me - cuts an authentic place for itself in a world where the concept of a truly powerful education is poorly understood and rarely realised. As a parent who's seen his son move through the last five years steadily and progressively - I see huge improvements each year. The Head Teacher has a powerful vision, works tirelessly for the good of the students and continues to build a reputation for aspiration, consistency and success both in terms of bringing thinking, richly equipped young adults into a challenging world and in terms of the extraordinary shift in academic achievement. The growing sense of community and purpose inherent in the culture of the school is self-evident in the rich and diverse range of events that the school and the Parents Association put on. Is every student a raging fan of Greycourt? Of course not. (Hence some of the negative voices articulated below.) But take just an hour to visit the school for yourself and you'll soon understand that this is school that values development, cherishes difference and puts to shame some of its more comfortable and wealthier neighbours.

Radnor House Independent School

21 Cross Deep, Twickenham TW1 4QG, UK – 020 8891 6264

Some of the "reviews" on this school seem to be written by people who have no experience of it, or are written by people who have an axe to grind for various reasons. My experience is our son has been attending the school in year 7 and has so far completed two terms. Previously he was at Hampton Prep for his primary school years. My wife and I picked the school after attending a couple of open days and speaking with the teachers, who we found to be highly motivated and enthusiastic. Now we have two terms experience I think we can start to form some conclusions. The first is that our initial impression about the quality of the teachers has proved correct. Our son really enjoys school and has found new motivation to work hard to try and achieve his potential. We have also found the teachers to be accessible, constructive and helpful. One point to note is that a new headmaster has recently taken over at the school. He has a good level of experience having been a headmaster previously for a number of years. I hope (and expect) that the foundations laid by his predecessor will be continued, in particular with the method of recruiting talented teaching professionals. My suggestion would be if you are considering sending your child to Radnor House is to go along to an open day, ask challenging questions, and judge for yourself. The school is definitely worth including in your short list, and my wife and I are very pleased we chose it for our eldest son.

Nice school in nice location

Independent Schools

Oak Heights school

Red Lion Court, Alexandra Rd, Hounslow TW3 1JS, UK – 020 8577 1827

We made a wise decision to choose Oak heights Independent School for our daughter. The school has high standards of teaching specially Maths and science. Mr.Dhillion the head teacher shows special interest in students day to day learning. He is very dedicated to the school and its progress. Mr.Prashar the physics teacher, explains the subject till the students get it, no matter if he needs to repeat it again and again. I strongly recommend Oak heights. As it is better than some of the grammar schools. The bonus is that extra tuitions twice a week included in the tuition fees. 5* rating....

Amazing school ! A very good learning environment

NLC Independent School

75-81 Staines Rd, Hounslow TW3 3HW, UK – 020 8570 7766

Good facilities, innovative and value for money. Very easily accessible

Newland House School

Waldegrave Park, Twickenham TW1 4TQ, UK – 020 8865 1234

Really miss this school my daughter had a great time here just wish this school was until 18 years old

Fantastic school putting children first

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for TW2 5PE . 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

Stanley Primary School

Strathmore Rd, Teddington TW11 8UH, UK – 020 8977 4858

i hate some of the kids that go here

I go to that school I'm in year six

Orleans Primary School

Hartington Rd, Twickenham TW1 3EN, UK – 020 8892 1654

when I walked in an old lady licked my ear lobe so hard it came off

Nice school, learnt a lot

Hounslow Town Primary School

Pears Rd, Hounslow TW3 1SR, UK – 020 8570 1747

One of the best school in Hounslow known for excellent staff. I love attending sports camps during school holidays and attending first class learning classes.

My son is in Hounslow Town primary school best school wonderful staff

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 TW2 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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BBC Live Educational News

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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Richmond 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

Clarendon School

Hanworth Rd, Hampton TW12 3DH, UK – 020 8979 1165

I have worked at Clarendon school for 7 years and continue to be amazed at the hard work and dedication the teachers and assistants put in to make sure pupils are achieving and reaching their fullest potential. It is so inspiring to see the warm and positive relationships between staff and pupils. They really do go above and beyond all expectations!

This was a great school was there in the 80s headmaster then was Mr Mansfield . Really miss some of the old school friends I made there good times . Wonder if there still doing the youth club on a Wednesday night ..

Lindon Bennett School

Main St, Feltham, Hanworth TW13 6ST, UK – 020 8898 0479

Wonderful school our grandson Luke has got on so well here,lovely people.

Great school! Friendly staff :).

Strathmore School at the Russell campus

Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AH, UK – 020 8948 0047

My son attends this school for 8 years now and it's the best school for children with special needs.Great staff,incredible care and understanding of children's specific needs .

This school does great things with the pupils who attend it.

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 Richmond or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for TW2 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Richmond Adult Community College (Parkshot)

Parkshot, London TW9 2RE, UK – 020 8891 5907

My daughter has been there a few time for their kids painting class. She really enjoyed it! I love this college as I think we are very lucky to have such a nice looking and creative college in Richmond!

On a course here and the tutors are awesome, the atmosphere is great and I have to say that I feel like I've learnt more in the couple months I've been here than a year in secondary school.

London Massage Courses

Breamwater Gardens, Richmond TW10 7SF, UK

The massage course was a birthday present for my husband and the idea was that we would have a better idea of how to massage each other. We have young children and can’t always go out for a date night. We spent a lovely morning with Claire and both learnt a massage routine and some basic techniques. Claire is warm and friendly. We had plenty of time to practise the routine and Claire was really specific and cared that we both understood what we were doing. Claire runs other courses so I’m sure we will be back for her Indian head massage course next :)

We opted for the Holistic Massage one-to-one training in our own home. Claire was professional yet friendly, and very thorough in her approach. We finished feeling we had had some very comprehensive basic training, and feel confident to begin to develop our own practice. We are very happy to recommend Claire and London Therapists to anyone wanting to learn the basics of holistic massage.

Centre for Short Courses & CPD

Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK – 020 8240 4321

I am studying L3 sports massage at St Mary's. We are 8 weeks in. The anatomy and physiology (A&P) lectures are held in the morning followed by practical massage classes in the afternoon. The A&P lectures are really interesting and presented clearly but the amount of information given feels huge sometimes so being organised and reviewing the information regularly is key. The lecture slides are available beforehand which is really useful. The practical massage sessions are fun and literally 'hands on'. We practice on each other! Practising on different people provides excellent insight in to different body and muscle types. The course is very enjoyable.

I am currently winding up on the short course in anatomy and physiology and am in love with it! Linda is the most amazing and incredible teacher I have ever had. She makes the subject interesting and enjoyable and has the best knowledge and experience of the body.

Language Schools

LAL Language Centres

43 - 57 London Rd, Twickenham TW1 3SZ, UK – 020 8843 7300

Peter my son was there in Augustus for an English course for two weeks and was the joungest! 10 year old. He enjoys a lot and now speak English better!!!! We came back surely next summer.

I would like to recommended this school to every body .especially the manager of school his very friendly and kind . I have learnt any thing if you can imagine .However it takes a time to get every thing so my advice for other people go this school and just listen what they will tell you after that you will achieve your gold.Therefore I definitely recommended to somebody wants to come from abroad to learning English. Thank you very much indeed LAL SCHOOL.

OHC Richmond

32 Hill St, Richmond TW9 1TW, UK – 020 8332 7732

Wonderful school with fantastic teachers! Everyone is friendly and the students are great! Activities are always amazing and we do so many things together! a few weeks ago we watched the Woman in Black and it was the best show I have ever seen!

Very funny time. Teacher is friend and everybody know all. You can ask all question. Richmond is beautiful but also London centre is close to by train. I want to come back

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

32 Fieldend, Twickenham TW1 4TF, UK – 020 8892 4123

Language Schools for Richmond

Language schools for TW2. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Richmond

Private Tuition for TW2
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Private Tutors

Specialist Science Tutors

8 Bramley Way, Hounslow TW4 5EJ, UK – 020 3086 7094

Fantastic Science tutors, both online and in person. They have tutors who can teach the IB syllabus, A Level and IGCSE. All their tutors are experienced and equipped with exam standard materials. All round expert private tutors, the best private tutors in West London.

Cornerstone Tutors

169, 30 Red Lion St, Richmond TW9 1RB, UK – 020 3633 0543

I would very much like to thank Graeme at Cornerstone Tutors, he was exceptionally professional and thorough in finding the needs of my son and matching him with a tutor who helped bring out the best in him. The study sessions were well planned and delivered, covering exam technique and organisational skills as well as covering in-depth the topics required. Our whole experience of Cornerstone Tutors was professional, sensitive and friendly, we were regularly contacted to ensure we were all happy. We felt in very safe hands. My son is now happily settled at his first choice university. “Mother of A-level student”

Kumon Maths & English

130 St. Margarets Rd, Twickenham TW1 1RL, UK – 020 8707 5612

My son has been a member of Kumon for 4 year. During this time his maths skills has gone from strength to strength. His metal maths, quick recall of numbers are very good. Daily sheets is a commitment by both the child and the parent for encouragement - but definitely builds confidence with numbers and learning to work alone. The support gained at the Kumon center in St Margaret’s has been great, very supportive, individual and understanding. It will give you a great start to being ahead in maths.

My sons enjoy going to Kumon in St Margarete every week and Kumon is giving them great studying habit and confidence. Teacher Neetal and all other assistants are very helpful and friendly. We are all happy choosing Kumon at St margarete study centre!