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

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Maghera, 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 Ardtara Country 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 BT46
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Maghera

Naiscoil Mhachaire Ratha

41-43 Glen Rd, Maghera BT46 5AP, UK – 028 7964 5013

Naíscoil Charn Tochair

131 Tirkane Rd, Maghera BT46 5NH, UK – 028 7964 3403

Little Rainbows Early Years

189 Glen Rd, Maghera BT46 5JN, UK – 028 7964 4264

After School Care

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

Maghera Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Maghera

Independent Schools for Maghera - 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 Maghera Secondary Schools -

St. Patrick's College

25 Coleraine Rd, Maghera BT46 5BN, UK – 028 7964 2451

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St Patricks Primary Glen

161 Glen Rd, Maghera BT46 5JN, UK – 028 7964 3267

Saint Patrick's College

15 Station Rd, Maghera BT46 5BS, UK

Independent Schools

St Marys Primary School

47 Glen Rd, Maghera BT46 5AP, UK – 028 7964 2712

St Brigid's Primary School

130 Tirkane Rd, Maghera BT46 5NH, UK – 028 7964 3346

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for BT46 5SA . 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

Maghera Controlled Primary School

15 Station Rd, Maghera BT46 5BS, UK – 028 7964 2130

It's good its really great I recommend it.

Ampertaine Controlled Primary School

94 Kilrea Rd, Upperlands, Maghera BT46 5SB, UK – 028 7964 3741

Culnady Controlled Primary School

79 Ballymacilcur Rd, Maghera BT46 5TT, UK – 028 7964 2835

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 BT46 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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Lists more than 31,000 UK state and independent schools and colleges, including over 26,000 UK School, College and University Websites. Search for schools or search for educational establishments anywhere in the UK by geographical county, postcode, name or LEA.

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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Maghera 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

Maghera Controlled Primary School

15 Station Rd, Maghera BT46 5BS, UK – 028 7964 2130

It's good its really great I recommend it.

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 Maghera or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for BT46 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Maghera Jujitsu Club

Coleraine Rd, Maghera BT46 5BN, UK – 07766 703038

Language Schools

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Language Schools for Maghera

Language schools for BT46. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Maghera

Private Tuition for BT46
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Private Tutors

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