Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Pytchley Hotel

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Spratton, 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 Pytchley Hotel? 
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 NN6
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Spratton

Ducklings Pre-School, Creaton

18 Welford Rd, Creaton, Northampton NN6 8NN, UK – 01604 505172

We have been so impressed with Ducklings. Our daughter started at 2 years old and had the most amazing two years there. She was cared for so wonderfully and the workers were so kind. The setting is fantastic and outdoor space is great. Her transition to school has been fantastic and Ducklings has had an amazing impact on her education and more importantly on helping her to grow into a wonderful little girl. A HUGE THANK YOU to Little Duckings.

An excellent pre-school! My daughter used to cry daily at her previous setting, but once she started at Ducklings she was so excited every day to go in. I love their approach to learning through play, especially their encouragement of the children to assess their own risks by using real tools, etc. They pay real attention to my child's needs, giving the right level of support to help her thrive. Fantastic staff!

Brixworth Centre Pre-school

Church St, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9BZ, UK – 01604 882129

Absolutely fabulous pre school. Excellent care and varied challenge and activities for the children. Staff are highly trained and professional with an incredibly friendly and welcoming manner. The staff work incredibly hard with the children and are always interacting with the children. My child loves going and can't wait to go to bed the night before attending. Highly recommended!

Little Acorns Pre School


After School Care

Caring Kindergartens Ltd

Ferro Fields, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9UA, UK – 01604 882241

Olympus Care Services

Spratton Rd, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9DS, UK – 01604 883800

The flight flew from RAF Brize Norton on 24th April 2024 with 500 cuddly giraffes on board to raise money and awareness for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Louise Conway who died at just nine years old of leukaemia in 2013. Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate donated 50% of the production costs on behalf of the junior school, Chapter House, and our Forces community across campus - which is about 25% of our total student population.

For more information see:

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

Spratton Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Spratton

Independent Schools for Spratton - 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 Spratton Secondary Schools -

Spratton Hall School

Smith St, Spratton, Northampton NN6 8HP, UK – 01604 847292

Independent Schools

Spratton Hall School

Smith St, Spratton, Northampton NN6 8HP, UK – 01604 847292

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for NN6 7AP . 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

Brixworth Primary School

Froxhill Cres, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9BG, UK – 01604 883900

Amazing teachers and staff! Really good

Amazing teachers and staff! Friendly and kind , very good teaching!

Great Creaton Primary School

Welford Rd, Creaton, Northampton NN6 8NH, UK – 01604 505535

Spratton CE Primary School

School Rd, Spratton NN6 8HY, UK – 01604 846530

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 NN6 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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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Spratton 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

Great Creaton Primary School

Welford Rd, Creaton, Northampton NN6 8NH, UK – 01604 505535

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 Spratton or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for NN6 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

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Language Schools

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Language Schools for Spratton

Language schools for NN6. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Spratton

Private Tuition for NN6
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Private Tutors

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