Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Kingsway Project

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Birmingham, 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 Kingsway Project? 
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 B19
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Birmingham

Newtown Nursery School

57 Hockley Cl, Birmingham B19 2NS, UK – 0121 675 8876

Great place for the little ones. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Lime Tree Day Nursery and Preschool

300 Gillott Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 0RR, UK – 0121 455 6026

My nephew attends this fantastic nursery and I couldn't be more impressed! His development has come on in leaps and bounds since starting. The staff are amazing and so helpful. Always available and happy to assist with any queries or issues. I would definitely recommend to others.

Norfolk House Nursery

3 Norfolk Rd, Birmingham B15 3PS, UK – 0121 452 1485

The Staff members are very friendly and have the right skills knowledge and qualifications in childcare they all work very hard to keep the children happy and safe. The Nursery provides delicious food for the children and provides amaizing resources for planning activities and also the Nursery is dotated with a spacious garden with good equipment. I highly recommend Norfolk House Nursery, Harborne Road.

After School Care

Sunshine Childcare & After School Club

24-28, Smithfield House, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6BS, UK – 0800 862 0068

It's a great environment for kids and helps develop their learning.

Great friendly environment for kids, very professional when taking care of children.

San's Day Nursery

26 Hall St, Birmingham B18 6BS, UK – 0121 439 1614

San’s Day Nursery provides an outstanding quality of care for all Children of all nationality, they provides a very warm loving homely environment what really shows when you enter the premises with a very warm welcome from a member of staff that will care for your child or children’s needs and to give you a wonderful experience during your process of stay at San’s Day Nursery up to the graduation of your child or children which is a happy and a sad time for us all but is a wonderful success... :- warm friendly staff and a understanding management system in place too... :- The food is a 5star, very good Chef who under stand the dietary requirements and full Hygiene. To experience all of this you would have to come along and book your place.. You Have To Be Quick !!! San’s Day Nursery is high in demand

This nursery is the best nursery ive been daughter started going at 13months and the staff and management are just like family ! I had to leave as i was relocating and it was the hardest thing i had experience. The help in development and progression of my daughter was fantastic.The staff and setting and times of the nursery were perfect.I never had to worry about my daughter and learnt new things about her which the nursery spotted that i didnt grasp at home.My daughter was so happy and comfortable there as i was and i really need this nursery to be recognised as one of the best in the area.I looked at nearly 10 different nurseries before i visited Sans Day Nursery and instantly this was the one.From paper work to child play the nursery is efficient and organised providing healthy development in a healthy environment. I have witnessed the development of other children here and it is a joy to see. As i said this nursery is worth every penny and needs to be recognised as one of the best nurseries in Birmingham.If you have been here do not look any further. This is an honest review and I would advise any parent to seriously consider sending their child to a learning environment which is a home away from home.

Smart Kids Nursery

2 Tower Rd, Birmingham B6 5BZ, UK – 0121 439 4980

Excellent nursery, my daughter has settled in very well and it all goes down to the brilliant staff and management. The nursery is very spacious and staff are friendly and welcoming. They have a good Ofsted report and clearly know how to run the place. Special credit goes to the manager and the deputy nursery manager. Keep up the good work. Highly recommended.

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

Birmingham Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Birmingham

Independent Schools for Birmingham - 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 Birmingham Secondary Schools -

Holte Secondary School

Wheeler St, Birmingham B19 2EP, UK – 0121 566 4370

Some reviews are written by the kids which attend this school and obviously if they don't like the school they'll rate it as bad. That shouldn't be the case! This school has a great facilities, it is a modern newly designed building with loads to offer. The teachers are very supportive and their knowledge is excellent. Their experiences are also good. Overall, this is a great school for today's diverse environment. I truly recommend this to every parents.

An outstanding school. Hardworking teachers, very supportive towards pupils and great communication with parents.

St Paul's School for Girls

Vernon Rd, Birmingham B16 9SL, UK – 0121 454 0895

The best school ever , very homily and the teachers and principal are very friendly and welcoming, couldn't ask for a better school for my daughter!!!

An amazing school with such a homily atmosphere! Supportive teachers and great curriculum!! One of the places with the best GCSE results and A-level results.

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School For Boys

Grove Ln, Birmingham B21 9ET, UK – 0121 554 2794

Just Started recently in year 7 and this place is great, The school curriculum is outstanding and the teachers are great and they understand the pupils level of education. I would recommend any future students to come here and study at a wonderful constituency... By the way, Galahad is the best ever FORM EVER :D EDIT: For any future students or parents who would like to join this school, do it... Don't follow any bad reviews because they are people who don't really care about their education. So if you want to go to a well-rounded and want the best education for your son, JOIN HANDSWORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Just started this year, a very good school. Teachers are lenient but strict when they have to be. The teachers are also very supportive as well.

Independent Schools

Norfolk House School Ltd

4 Norfolk Rd, Birmingham B15 3PS, UK – 0121 454 7021

i was from 2012 - 2016. started in yr 3 the teachers are sooooo nice. i hav learnt sooo much from here best school ever

The Wisdom Academy

16 Windsor St S, Birmingham B7 4HY, UK – 0121 333 7066

Subxanallah good school my son goes there and Alhamdulillah he learned a lot their

MashaAllah what a wonderful school my children go there and they love it

West House School

24 St James Rd, Birmingham B15 2NX, UK – 0121 440 4097

Both of my sons attend West House early years department. The school is well run and aims to make boys into well rounded individuals. They focus on academic excellence as well as sports and a large number of pupils go on to pass the 11 plus examinations. I would recommend this school without reservation.

I am from Oman and I went to this amazing school there is no school such as west house school well except Alsahwa Schools

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for B19 3TG . 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

Nelson Primary School

King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2PJ, UK – 0121 464 2201

Excellent teachers, lovely and friendly atmosphere. They really do care for the kids well-being.

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Bordesley Village Primary school

Emmeline St, Birmingham B9 4NG, UK – 0121 675 1392

My kids they go this school and I don't have any problem and the teachers and the office r very kind ..

Great school my son go this school

Grove Primary School

Dawson Rd, Birmingham B21 9HB, UK – 0121 464 4669

Excellent school with an amazing head teacher. Staff are friendly and very easy to talk to. Teaching standards are very high and all children get the right help and support to achieve high. Glad my children are at this school.

Sir Dr Winkley is a local legend.

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 B19 or anywhere in the country.
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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Birmingham 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

The Pines School

Marsh Hill, Birmingham B23 7EY, UK – 0121 464 6136

An absolutely amazing school offering the perfect environment for children with Autism to learn. Amazing staff. Amazing building.

Nice School! I Always Enjoy The Pines Special School!

Hamilton School

Hamilton Rd, Birmingham B21 8AH, UK – 0121 464 1676

Love that school had so many good memories back at Hamilton miss the school so so much just want to come back to visit

Mayfield School

Nursery Rd, Birmingham B19 1HJ, UK – 0121 523 7321

Hi Mayfield school is really cool and like it very much but it sad that it got knock down

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 Birmingham or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for B19 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Stonebridge Associated Colleges

146 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 9NX, UK

A tough course but worth it in the end. Support is in place and assessors can ring you if you need them to to discuss which is a big help. After initially having issues with Stonebridge i can now say they have been resolved. My advice is; if you're having issues ask someone to ring you to discuss them rather than chatting it through on email, especially if you're a stress head like me.

If I ever needed to ask any questions (which wasn't very often) I messaged them through Facebook and received a message or phonecall within a couple of hours and my question was answered. My exam was marked quickly with great feedback and the course in Birmingham ran smoothly. Overall pleased with my course.

Options Skills - Birmingham Gas & Electrical Training Centre

The Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore St, Birmingham B5 6ND, UK – 0808 115 3472

I passed my 4 week Domestic Electrical Installer course today. I found my whole experience with Options Skills to be very good. Phil, in sales who sold me the course comes across as a really friendly, caring, knowledgable and patient guy (not your usual sales person). And he sells a great product which is delivered by Thomas, Mark and backed up by Adam who takes the responsibility in making sure that you transfer into real life situations on completion of the course, in finding you a mentor. Overall I had very basic skills and knowledge before I started the course. On completion I feel I like I could soon be competent in all domestic scenarios. Thanks Guys!

Great course, great teachers, they know what they are doing and explain everything very well. Lots of different appliances to work on so no surprise when you are on your own. Can't recommended enough.

Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

19A Cato St, Birmingham B7 4TS, UK – 0121 359 1714

The staff at the college were nice they arranged trips for us so thanks

Language Schools

The Language Gallery

F2, Centre City Tower, 5-7 Hill St, Birmingham B5 4UA, UK – 020 3435 4569

The best language school ever! I’ve had such a great experience. Teachers are amazing and they are working really hard for the students. I’ll miss everybody!

A perfect school to learn English and meet students from different culture. Excellent teachers !! They are so friendly and helpful. I’m glad that i was one of the TLG students for 9 months ! Best experience ever. 💙


162 High St, Birmingham B12 0LD, UK – 0121 366 8953

Very good teaching and really helpful

The best college in UK it was the best days ever I wish if i come again 😫❤️❤️

Brasshouse Languages

Library of Birmingham - 1st Floor, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND, UK – 0121 303 0114

Unfortunately, Brasshouse Languages doesn't offer any part-time English summer programme! :(

I did a CELTA with Brasshouse and was also a teacher here before travelling abroad. Brilliant place with many excellent teachers and staff

Language Schools for Birmingham

Language schools for B19. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Birmingham

Private Tuition for B19
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Private Tutors

Genie Tutors Edgbaston

Spring Hill Library, Spring Hill, Birmingham B18 7BH, UK – 0121 285 5285

I enrolled my 2 daughters to this professional children's tuition courses 3 months ago, I am very pleased with my children's progress even at their personal level and attitude. The teachers there are very professional and friendly also they follow the child each week and after each session they give details to each parent about the progress of their children :). I highly recommend using genie Tutors / Edgbaston for every child at school age, because they need to learn English and Math and not only play and paint at council's school. Thx Andrea , Luke and others... You are such beautiful people.

It's a very educational place it has been helping me alot thanks to Mr Mark , Luke and Niam I suggest it to all ages becuase people may struggle in maths and English thank you to Genie Tutors.

ARD Private Tuition - Maths and Physics Tutors for GCSE and A-levels

123 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 8LD, UK – 0121 285 5080

Great tuters, great rate! I'm very satisfied with their services. I highly recommend them

Montessori Tutors

2 College Rd, Birmingham B20 2HX, UK – 0121 448 8483

PARENT TESTIMONIAL "Since going to the Handsworth branch (February), his confidence and attitude towards towards English has significantly improved. This has been due to staff and obviously, our son's willingness to give Montessori a try. Our son has always struggled with English since Primary School and we wanted to move away from the conventìonal learning environments and explore something different. We knew from the initial telephone call to Maria that Montessori was the right approach for our son. We haven't looked back. As a parent, you really want the alternate best for your children and tapping into the rich tapestry of Education gives that. It has been a  long journey trying to find the right after school learning environment for our son; particularly one that response to his learning style and tempermant. We have finally  found that in Montessori. Thanks again to the dedicated staff and we are excited about the continuous progress and success that our son will make towards his dreams and aspirations. Sylvia and Mike (parents of two exceptional children)"