Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Great Wyrley Parish

How do I find out what schools are available around Great Wyrley? 
There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Great Wyrley, 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 Great Wyrley Parish? 
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 WS6
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Great Wyrley

Brownshore Pre School & Play Group

Hobnock Rd, Essington, Wolverhampton WV11 2RF, UK – 07760 846455

Very Good facility, with very good staff.

Moat Hall Primary School

Johns Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall WS6 6BX, UK – 01922 660960

Great school! Kids love it, good teaching, loads of extra stuff, nice place, friendly. Really happy parent

Fun Start Childcare

Hampton St, Cannock WS11 0AW, UK – 07896 064446

My son thoroughly enjoys going to nursery. The level of care and education is outstanding. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. I always feel well informed on how my son is progressing, and supported with any areas he needs to improve on. I look forward to see how he continues to delvelop. Highly recommended!

Funstart is a fantastic place, it’s the perfect start to a school life. My son enjoyed every minute and made great progress. He entered primary school happy and confident because Funstart had prepared him so well. He started with them not long after his 2nd birthday and his confidence just grew and grew. I can’t recommend Funstart enough. Thank you Joanne and all at Funstart you’re amazing. X

After School Care

Tiddlywinks Day Nursery

28-30 East St, Cannock WS11 0BU, UK – 01543 505945

Fantastic nursery. My son has been here since he was 6 months old (3.5 now) and we now travel more then 20 minutes to get here rather then move him to a closer one. The care is second to none, staff are all lovely and attentive. Any lost items always make their way home, sun cream always applied, accidents always son always runs in, couldn't recommend them enough.

Chase Day Services

Longford Rd, Cannock WS11 0LG, UK – 01543 503069

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Great Wyrley

Independent Schools for Great Wyrley - 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.

Secondary Schools

Great Wyrley High School

Hall Ln, Great Wyrley, Walsall WS6 6LQ, UK – 01922 419311

I go to this high school and although what everybody says it is amazing with clean facilities fun/strict teachers and a solid behaviour system for those who need it.

I go to great Wyrley highschool and they take bullying very seriously if u want you're child to have a good school send them to great Wyrley highschool

Chaselea P R U

Adj. Community Centre, Avon Rd, Cannock WS11 1LH, UK – 01543 227095

Going to school here was amazing the staff are so supportive and have a genuine want for you to succeed without the staff here I would not have achieved any GCSES

Independent Schools

Chase Grammar School

Convent Cl, Cannock WS11 0UR, UK – 01543 501800

My name is Vichai Hongskul.I am 79 years old.The son of my youngest daughter is studying here.He is about 11 years of age.I like to look after him.His nick name is Tung.Thank you.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for WS6 7LR . 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

Glenthorne Community Primary School

Glenthorne Dr, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall WS6 7BZ, UK – 01922 666266

The graytest you should go

Really badly organisation with childeren. When I was their I was put into a split class year 5/6 because I was classed as I am not good enough for year 6. 😢

Longford Primary School Cannock

Ascot Dr, Cannock WS11 1PD, UK – 01543 227410

Lovely welcoming school, all the teachers are extremely friendly and always happy to answer any questions or needs great school ethos and have a fab senco team. Great anti-bullying policy in place the parking is an absolute nightmare although that is down to some lazy people who can't be bothered to walk and its in real need of a lollipop person although that isn't down to the school but the local authorities!! my daughter absolutely loves attending this school and will be very sad to leave in September 👍👍

Haven't been in but nice appearance one the outside

Landywood Primary School

Holly Ln, Great Wyrley, Walsall WS6 6AQ, UK – 01922 270077

I have been a parent at Landywood for 12 years. There have been many changes to the school over the years but I have always found Landywood to be a friendly, community driven, safe environment for my children. Both my children have been, and are very happy at the school. They both came to the school as very shy, quiet and reserved children but through the brilliant teaching they have received over the years and the extra curricular opportunities presented to them they have both become confident, engaging individuals. My daughter is entering her final year at Landywood and will be very sad to leave. There have been many positive changes to the school in recent years, namely achieving a Good Ofsted report under the new headship. The school advocates tolerance, respect and inclusion to all parents, teachers and pupils.

I have a daughter at Landywood who is now entering her final year. My daughter feels safe and happy at Landywood. After many changes over the last few years I believe Landywood just keeps on improving. I would highly recommend Landywood as a school to other parents. I have found any concerns I have had we're listened to and feedback from parents is regularly asked for. The staff are friendly and give up their time to run amazing after school clubs to give the children even more opportunities on their journey through school. My daughter has enjoyed going on school trips giving her new and exciting experiences. I am very proud of my daughter's achievements at Landywood due to the brilliant teaching. The office staff do an amazing job. We receive newsletters texts. There is an app keeping us informed and lots of workshops and meetings during and after school for parents to get involved.

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 WS6 or anywhere in the country.
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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Great Wyrley 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

Cheslyn Hay Primary School

Saredon Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall WS6 7JQ, UK – 01922 667950

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 Great Wyrley or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for WS6 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Chamber Certification Assessment Services Ltd

20 Morston, Norton Canes, Cannock WS11 8JB, UK – 01543 509533

I recently attended a 2 Day Internal Auditing course. At CCAS. I'd like to thank Tony, Anthony and Johnathon for being so welcoming and for such informative sessions. Course location and pre-course worksheets were emailed weeks before the event, providing me with plenty of time to plan the route and complete the activities. Tutors were expertise in their field, providing us with the knowledge and understanding to fly through the final assessment. The building was clean and had a homely feeling to it. A final quick thanks to everyone else who attended the course, everyone got in so well!

Language Schools

Lower Farm Primary School

Bakewell Cl, Walsall WS3 3QH, UK – 01922 710479

Brilliant school. Excellent attention to learning and development. Good communications methods with parents.

Good for young children

Language Schools for Great Wyrley

Language schools for WS6. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Great Wyrley

Private Tuition for WS6
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Private Tutors

Routledge Maths Tuition

89 Laburnum Ave, Cannock WS11 0LQ, UK – 01543 469535

Mark is a great maths tutor and has helped me out alot with my maths GCSE over 4 years.

The tuition was excellent and personalised for my needs. I will 100% recommend to others.