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

How do I find out what schools are available around Potters Bar? 

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Potters Bar, 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 Cranborne Primary 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 EN6
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Potters Bar

Tilbury Nursery School

225 Darkes Ln, Potters Bar EN6 1BX, UK – 07854 843125

After School Care

Starjumps Nursery

Mutton Lane, Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar EN6 3BW, UK – 01707 850555

My daughter has been in this nursery since she was 5 months old, staff really look after her well. They have so many educational toys for children to play and many interesting activities. Unlike most nurseries in Potters bar, they do longer hours and all year around, which is great help for working parents. Don't have to worry about school half terms and holidays. I would highly recommend this nursery. My daughter is now ready to go to big school now. sad to leave.

My son has attended this nursery since he was 10 months old and he loves it. The staff are fantastic: so kind and caring. I feel that he is in safe hands when I drop him off. They do a huge amount with him; he has been given opportunities that he would not have had otherwise, such as participating in charity events. We are regularly kept informed of his progress and they are always willing to answer our questions, no matter how small they may be. A fantastic place, would highly recommend.


3 Darkes Ln, Potters Bar EN6 1AG, UK – 01707 601800

Good service

Care Tech Community Services Ltd

Leighton House, 33-37 Darkes Ln, Potters Bar EN6 1BB, UK – 01707 652053

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

Potters Bar Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Potters Bar

Independent Schools for Potters Bar - 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 Potters Bar Secondary Schools -

Mount Grace School

Church Rd, Potters Bar EN6 1EZ, UK – 01707 655512

i think the supply's are use less the school are changing the uniform for the girls when the inadequate ofsted report states clearly its the POOR teaching that needs to be improved and the behaviour

Amazing school! love it so much :)

Queenswood School

Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS, UK – 01707 602500

Old established school, at least 75 years to my knowledge, situated in an outstandingly beautiful part of Hertfordshire

My sister ran away from school, refused to go back, and got away with it!

St Johns Senior School

North Lodge, The Ridgeway, Enfield EN2 8BE, UK – 020 8366 0035

This is the best school in the whole of England. Both children and staff are well behaved and kind- Teachers know what they are doing and teach very well, they know what they need to do in all situations.I LOVE ALL OF MY TEACHERS .

Andrew Chen is the most handsome teacher in this school.

Independent Schools

Stormont School

The Causeway, Potters Bar EN6 5HA, UK – 01707 654037

We transferred our daughter to Stormont mid-year from another school last year, and we have been very pleased with the decision. Everyone at the school was so welcoming to her and made a special effort to help her settle in. There is a very healthy balance between academics and extracurricular development. The incredible breadth of sporting activities on offer has really helped her develop important physical skills and a sense of teamwork. The art department is very cutting edge, and the keen focus on French is fantastic. In particular, we must say that one of the things that makes this school so special is the Headmistress. Mrs Martin really engages with, and nurtures the students and has built a solid teaching staff around her. In our opinion this is the best non-selective girls school in the area.

Tucked away in a leafy corner of Potter Bar, Stormont School is welcoming and friendly. It centres around a charming Victorian building where girls get dropped off on the veranda in the mornings. Mrs Martin the headmistress has a visible presence and is incredibly approachable, as proven when the Lower School girls greet her with a big hug as she ushers them in to the school in the morning. It’s a wonderfully nurturing school with outstanding pastoral care, where the girls are allowed to grow at their own pace with encouragement, building self-belief and emotional resilience. As Mrs Martin once said to me “If you get the emotional and social right the academics will follow.” She is definitely getting something right as the School has a happy family atmosphere; the girls are smiling and confident, polite and articulate. What is really notable is just how supportive the girls are of each other. But then the girls have had a fantastic set of values taught to them right from Reception by way of the Golden Rules: Always follow instructions straight away. Be polite at all times and show good manners. Care for everyone and everything. Do your best, and join in. I really do believe these guiding principles help shape the girl’s attitude. The School also instils a real give it a go attitude, probably because there’s much to give a go, Football, ITC, Cookery, Golf, Tennis, Dance Club, Musical Theatre, Debating are just a taste of some of the clubs on offer. It offers a non-pressurised environment, education isn’t a sprint it’s a marathon and the girls get off to a great start. Learning support is brought in when needed and communication between home and school is excellent. Problems are dealt with swiftly and effectively. I certainly believe that Stormont not only lays down a great foundation for their educational career but also the rest of their life. If you’re after a caring, forward thinking school with some healthy good old-fashioned values then I think you’ll like Stormont.

Lochinver House School

Heath Rd, Little Heath, Potters Bar EN6 1LW, UK – 01707 653064

It wasn't the best

Amazing school

Saint John's Preparatory School

The Ridgeway, Potters Bar EN6 5QT, UK – 01707 657294

Just brill

very good school and teachers

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for EN6 2BA . 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

Northaw Church of England Primary School

Northaw, Potters Bar EN6 4PB, UK – 01707 652869

A very good school situated in a beautiful place

Outstanding village primary school.

Cranborne Primary School

Laurel Fields, Potters Bar EN6 2BA, UK – 01707 652714


Pope Paul Catholic Primary School

94 Baker St, Potters Bar EN6 2EP, UK – 01707 659755

Amazing 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 EN6 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 Potters Bar 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

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Adult Education Centres for EN6 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

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Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Oakmere Primary School/Chace Av, Potters Bar EN6 5NP, UK – 07930 660956

Language Schools for Potters Bar

Language schools for EN6. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Potters Bar

Private Tuition for EN6
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Maths & English

Tilbury Hall, 245 Darkes Ln, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ, UK – 01707 643588

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