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Here is a list of some local education contacts, including pre-school childcare, primary and secondary education.

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Adult Education; Further Education; Preschool Education; Primary Education; Secondary Education; Special Provision;

Adult Education
Wilmslow Guild
1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5HD
Tel: 01625 523903
Distance: 1 mile

This is an independent, self governing and non-sectarian organisation which runs a very wide range of courses, clubs and lectures fo adullts.
Workers Education Association - WEA
Tel: For further information, contact the WEA District Office: 0161 273 7652

The WEA does not hold courses in the Wilmslow area but courses are run in surrounding areas. Some are run in conjunction with the Centre for Continued Education at Manchester University.
Further Education
Macclesfield College of Further Education
Tel: 01625 410002

This is the local further education college and it runs both full and part-time courses for adults and all post 16 students.
These are held at the main college in Macclesfield and also at other centres.
Classes are held in Wilmslow at Wilmslow High School on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and some classes are held in Alderley Edge.
Ashdene Independent Pre School
Ashdene County Primary School, Thorsway, Wilmslow. SK9 6LJ
Tel: 01625 529135 / 521794

smoke free environment, wheelchair access,outdoor play area, visits, outings
Chapel Grange Montessori Nursery
Chapelstead, Dean Row Rd., Wilmslow SK9 2BU
Tel: 01625 532083
Distance: 0 (on the north side of Wilmslow)
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm, mornings only 8.00am - 1.00pm, afternoons only 1.00pm - 6.00pm and 8.00am - 3.30pm (during schol terms)

There are 28 places in this nursery. Age: 2 - 5 years. Closed: 2 weeks in Aug and 10 days at Christmas
kidsunlimited - Summerfileds Nursery & Education Centre - Dean Row Rd., Wilmslow - Tel: 01625 521823
Distance: 0 miles
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 7.30am - 6.00pm
The Foundation Nursery School at Motram St. Andrew
Wilmslow Old Rd., Mottram St. Andrew, Macclesfield, SK10 4QP
Tel: 01625 540148 and 01625 827213
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 9.15am - 12.00pm ( school term time only)

There are 38 places. Age 2 - 5 years.
Tiny Talk East Cheshire - baby signing classes
for more info. contact Sally or Julie on 0791 4088 845
kidsunlimited - Summerfileds Nursery & Education Centre - Dean Row Rd., Wilmslow - Tel: 01625 521823
Distance: 0 miles
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 7.30am - 6.00pm
Alderley Edge Community Primary School
Church Lane
Alderley Edge
Tel: 01625 582213

An academically strong school of about 250 pupils. Music and art are particular strengths and there is a wide range of extra curricular activities.
Alderley Edge School for Girls (see also under Senior School)
Wilmslow Road
Alderley Edge

Tel: 01625 583028
Ashdene Primary School
Thoresway Road Wilmslow SK9 6LJ - Tel: 01625 535495

A school with high academic standards for about 360 pupils. There are strong links with local companies. Good sports facilities and music department. A variety of extra curricular activities are offered.
Dean Row Junior School
Handforth Road
Tel: 01625 525908

This is the only primary school in the Wilmslow area that is purely a junior shool.
It is a very international school with extensive grounds and aims at a broad based education that will develop each pupil's intiative. There is a student council run by the pupils so that they can have their say in the development of the school.
St. Anne's Fulshaw Church of England County Primary School
Nursery Lane
Tel: 01625 522837

This is the only Church of England primary school in Wilmslow.
Within the school day extracurricular activities are important and include peripatetic lessons in a range of musical instruments.
There is regular worship and good behaviour is encouraged. There is a 'good news' assembly each Friday morning to celebrate good news which is of importance to the children.
Gorsey Bank Primary School
Altrincham Road, Wilmslow. SK9 5NQ - Tel: 01625 383020

A larger than average school (about 400 pupils) with excellent academic achievements and offering a wide variety of opportunities in music, sport and art. The school acts in partnership with a number of universities to provide effective training for teachers.
KumonKumon Centre
United Reform Church Hall
Chapel Lane
Contact Jan Murray tel. 01625 251055 or 0800 854 714

Realise your child's potential with Kumon! Maths and English After School Programmes in Wilmslow. Kumon helps children master the fundamentals of maths and English whilst building strong learning skills, boosting their confidence and helping them to realise their true potential.

Kumon study gives your child: an opportunity to work at a pace tailored to their own needs, solid foundations for academic success, a positive attitude to study and a confidence to take on new challenges, invaluable study habits and concentration. Kumon programmes are designed to help children of all ages and abilities and complement the school curriculum. Currently there are over 49,000 children enrolled at study centres in the UK and Ireland. Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Lacey Green Primary School
Barlow Rd., Wilmslow SK9 4DP - Tel: 01625 525157

A school of about 200 pupils with good academic results and a strong religious ethos. The school hold the Cheshire Healthy School Standard award which recognizes self esteem and mental and physical health in its pupils.
Lindow Community Primary School
Upcast Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 6EH - Tel: 01625 582555 Fax: 01625 586747

A very child centred caring and open school where parents are always welcome. Special provision for hearing impaired children. A good range of facilities are provided for sport, music and other subjects.
Oaklands Community Infant School
Tudor Road, Dean Row, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 2HB
Tel: Telephone: 01625 520037 Fax: 01625 520128

This school, which is the only purely infant school in the area, is the feeder school for Dean Row Junior School.
It has high academic standards, demonstrated by an excellent OFSTED report in 2003, and caters for a wide range of specific needs including learning difficulties, gifted children and children who have english as their second language.
Pownall Hall School
Carrwood Rd., Pownall Park, Wilmslow SK9 5DW
Tel: 01625 523141 fax: 01625 525209

A small, friendly, fee paying school for boys and girls up to the age of 11.
The school is not a crammer, and aims to devlop each child so that they can reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Excellent extracurricular facilties.
Saint Benedict's Catholic Primary School
Hall Road, Handforth, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 3AE
Tel: 01625 520207 Fax: 01625 536012
Distance: 3 miles

The only Catholic primary school in the area, therefore drawing pupils from a wide catchment area. The school has a high moral and caring attitude, and the pupils are encouraged to show thoughtfulness and consideration to others.
Most children progress to the Catholic Comprehensive School, All Hallows, in Macclesfield.
Styal Primary School (formerly Oak School)
Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4JE
Tel: 01625 383253
Distance: 3 miles

A small, caring school with high academic standards and also provision to accomodate special needs children, sometimes from outside the normal catchment area. The school is one of only a handful that belongs to the National Trust and is set on a very safe and secluded site.
Wilmslow Preparatory School
Grove Avenue, Wilmslow, SK9 5EG
Tel: 01625 524246 Fax: 01665 36660
Distance: 0

An independent preparatory school for girls up to the age of 11. The school has high academic standards, and the emphasis is on treating each child as an individual so the she can reach her full potential in every aspect. The school is well equipped to include a wide range of extracurricular activities.
Alderley Edge School for Girls (see also under Junior School)
Wilmslow Road
Alderley Edge

Tel: 01625 583028
All Hallows School
Brooklands Avenue
SK10 8DJ 
Tel: 01625 426138
Wilmslow High School
Holly Road,
Tel: 01625 526191
Special Provision
Highfield Centre
16 Hawthorn Lane

Contact: Alison Sharland, Centre Manager
Telephone: 01625 540297
Fax: 01625 521790
Registered Charity No: 1085094

The Highfield Centre is registered with Ofsted to provide ABA (Applied BehaviourAnalysis) programmes for children with Autism ages two and up. We also support the children's integration into mainstream school. The Centre is able to cater for up to eight children at any one time.

Parents must approach their Local Education Authority to obtain funding for a place for their child. Children who attend the Centre will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs that identifies the need for ABA under parts II and III and subsequently names the Highfield Centre as the place for intervention.

School aged children will have a named school identified on the Statement and will receive an appropriate curriculum there. The Highfield Centre will ensure that there is a high level of liaison between the Centre and the School, and that the educational targets identified within the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) are assimilated and incorporated within the intervention programmes.
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