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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Dinas Powys Baptist Church

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

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 Penarth, 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 Dinas Powys Baptist Church? 
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 CF64
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Penarth

Bute Cottage Nursery

Bute Ln, Penarth CF64 2ET, UK – 029 2070 2957


St Aubin Nurseries

34 Archer Rd, Penarth CF64 3HL, UK – 029 2070 8112

We've been using St Aubin's for over a year, since I went back to work after Maternity leave. It is a wonderful nursery with a staff that know my daughter well. She's always excited to get there in the morning and is reluctant to leave. They always keep me well informed of anything that happens during the day. My daughter is coming on leaps and bounds and I fully believe it is down to the amazing staff there.

Hazelhurst Children's Nursery

120 Plymouth Rd, Penarth CF64 5DN, UK – 029 2070 3514

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After School Care

Ysgol Gymraeg Pen-y-Garth

Sully Rd, Penarth CF64 2QN, UK – 029 2070 0262

My son is half way through the school and he is really enjoying it. Its the 'extras' that make the school different whether its Chinese lessons or the opportunity to compete in the Arts or Sport via the Urdd.


Bear Pak

Trinity Methodist Church, Woodland Place, Penarth CF64 2EX, UK – 07702 873067

Little Stars

3a, Stuart Close Trading Estate, Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF11 8QF, UK – 029 2034 3585

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

Penarth Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Penarth

Independent Schools for Penarth - 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 Penarth Secondary Schools -

Stanwell School

1 Archer Rd, Penarth CF64 2XL, UK – 029 2070 7633

Previous pupil & current parent. Stanwell was an excellent school when I attended and has only improved since. The facilities are superb and very well maintained. Teaching is to a very high standard and rules well enforced (without being overly draconian). I've found the current management team to be effective and to show a good understanding of matters affecting the school and pupils. There has been no shortage of support and my child feels it's a productive learning environment. The school is very accessible and easy to contact and deal with regarding daily matters. All in all, very satisfied.

i go to this school and i think it is good for education purposes and it lets you go free and chose what you want to be but some of the teachers are striked but in a good way that is good

St Cyres School

Sully Rd, Penarth CF64 2XP, UK – 029 2070 8708

This school is really good I haven't been there long but all the teachers are really nice and fun and make learning enjoyable.😁👍❤

This is an amazing school!!!😀😀😀 all the staff are amazing and helpful and they except people with additional learning needs and support them really well this is definitly a 21st century school with amazing facilities and an ipad for every pupil in the school and is also an apple distinguished school with apple tvs in every classroom and loads of Mac computers. Definitly far better than Stanwell.

Victoria Primary School

24 Cornerswell Rd, Penarth CF64 2UZ, UK – 029 2070 9225

It’s a great school the teachers teach you very well and have enough discipline. It’s a amazing school and I really recommend it.

My school my education here is amazing!! 😄

Independent Schools

Westbourne School

4 Hickman Rd, Penarth CF64 2AJ, UK – 029 2070 5705

Great teachers.

International Baccalaureate here offered.

Headlands School

Penarth CF64 1YY, UK – 029 2070 9771

My son has just started here this year and so far they have been great with him, they understand children with complex issue like him and are able to cope with his outbursts. Saying that, since he started he has settled in really well and has not had much reason to kick off.

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Fairfield Primary School

13 Dryden Rd, Penarth CF64 2RT, UK – 029 2070 9035

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for CF64 4AF . 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

Llandough Primary School

Dochdwy Road, Llandough CF64 2QD, UK – 029 2070 2835

very good school cause they have a new head teacher MR . ELLIS , there doing much much more stuff such as , going to legoland , having a prom , discos , i even went to this school my self where they had a terable headteacher who ever let u do anything , they have made a massive improvement since thy have a new headteacher MR . MARK ELLIS

Albert Primary School and Nursery Unit

Albert Rd, Penarth CF64 1BX, UK – 029 2070 7682

My old school, excellent reputation now . dedicated staff

I love this school!

Sully Primary School

Burnham Ave, Sully, Penarth CF64 5SU, UK – 029 2053 0377

The best school ever!!!

I go to that 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 CF64 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
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Penarth 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

Ysgol y Deri

Vale of Glamorgan, Sully Rd, Penarth CF64 2TP, UK – 029 2035 2280

Penarth Learning Community

Penarth CF64 2TP, UK

Headlands School

Penarth CF64 1YY, UK – 029 2070 9771

My son has just started here this year and so far they have been great with him, they understand children with complex issue like him and are able to cope with his outbursts. Saying that, since he started he has settled in really well and has not had much reason to kick off.

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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 Penarth or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for CF64 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Bliss Dancers

13 Lee Cl, Dinas Powys CF64 4JN, UK – 07545 696760

My 3 children have been attending Bliss for a few years now, the atmosphere in class is great! Laura and her team work incredibly hard on new dances and routines that are suitable for each age group and produce two fantastic shows every year. My kids love it!

My daughter has been a member of Bliss for 3 years and absolutely loves it! Laura works so hard with each year group and delivers outstanding dance shows twice a year! Highly recommend.

Planet Gymnastics

Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF11 8QF, UK – 029 2034 3585

Love the family ethos and supportive atmosphere for gymnasts of all ages and abilities.

Ryan was fab with the kids at Efa's party today

Miriam Riseborough School of Ballet

St Augustines Community Parish Hall, Albert Rd, Penarth CF64 1BX, UK – 029 2070 9679

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Trinity Meeting Rooms/Trinity Methodist Church/Woodland Pl, Penarth CF64 2EX, UK – 029 2070 8758

Westbourne School

4 Hickman Rd, Penarth CF64 2AJ, UK – 029 2070 5705

Great teachers.

International Baccalaureate here offered.

Language Schools for Penarth

Language schools for CF64. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Penarth

Private Tuition for CF64
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

First Class Learning Maths & English - Penarth

4 Raisdale Rd, Penarth CF64 5BN, UK – 07488 341549

Kumon Maths & English

Penarth Learning Community, Sully Rd, Penarth CF64 2XP, UK – 029 2070 4961