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

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Edinburgh, 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 Kings Manor 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 EH15
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PreSchools and Playgroups for Edinburgh

Greengables Nursery School

8 Niddrie House Gardens, Edinburgh EH16 4UF, UK – 0131 669 9083

Great nursery

The Honest Toun Nursery

11-19 Stoneybank Terrace, Musselburgh EH21 6LY, UK – 0131 665 5353

I can't recommend this nursery highly enough. My 16 month old loves going to the nursery in the mornings. The staff are super helpful and very knowledgable and are happy to give advice if asked. We get a thorough 1 to 1 with a staff member at the end of each day including a completed book. All the kids seem happy here and they do lots and lots of activities. I particularly like the fact that they organise external companies to visit weekly such as music class. Nursery manager encourages parent interaction and lots opportunities to be involved with the nursery.

Cameron House Nursery School

Cameron House Ave, Edinburgh EH16 5LF, UK – 0131 667 5117

My son goes to this nursery and the staff are amazing and the most kind people you could meet. If you have a problem they sit down and talk to you. I would definitely recommend this nursery to everyone


After School Care

Highland Fling

11 E Brighton Cres, Edinburgh EH15 1LR, UK – 0131 468 3456

Superb manageress! Great at relating to all people big and small alike!!

ComputerXplorers SEScotland

20 Riverside Gardens, Musselburgh EH21 6NW, UK – 0131 653 0580

My grandsons had a brilliant time at the summer camp and are really get to get signed up for next year.

My boys had a great time on your course and are desperate to do it again! Thank you

Campie After School Club

3 Stoneyhill Farm Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6QS, UK – 0131 665 1748

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

Edinburgh Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Edinburgh

Independent Schools for Edinburgh - 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 Edinburgh Secondary Schools -

Portobello High School

1 Milton Rd E, Edinburgh EH15 3BY, UK – 0131 669 2324

Good school

Its actually a good school just the buiding is bad- my brother got all As and 1 B in the exams he did here so it is not a bad school at all.

Castlebrae Community High School

2a Greendykes Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DP, UK – 0131 661 1282

Omg can't believe I went here a good few years ago 1981\2\3

Stoneyhill Primary School

41 Clayknowes Way, Musselburgh EH21 6UL, UK – 0131 665 3119

Mah old school

Mohammed Omar elarsheed

Independent Schools

Regius School

69A Whitehill St, Newcraighall, Musselburgh EH21 8QZ, UK – 0131 669 2913

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for EH15 2NP . 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

Duddingston Primary School

78 Duddingston Rd, Edinburgh EH15 1SG, UK – 0131 669 5092

Fabulous school, inclusive culture, great teaching staff my little boy is thriving and has just started in P1.

I love Duddingston primary because it's a really good school and provides good education. I am one of the pupils there and I have really enjoyed my time there.

Towerbank Primary School

Figgate Bank, Edinburgh EH15 1HX, UK – 0131 669 1551

I think this was Portobello Elementary school in 1955-56. I attended 1st and second grade there. Does anyone know?

Prestonfield Primary School

9 Peffermill Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5LJ, UK – 0131 667 1336

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I'm sameed kashif in P3.

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 EH15 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.
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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for Edinburgh 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

Prospectbank Primary School

45 Claremont Rd, Edinburgh EH6 7NN, UK

Prospect Bank School

81 Restalrig Rd, Edinburgh EH6 8BQ, UK – 0131 553 2239

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 Edinburgh or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for EH15 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Cameron House Community Education Centre

34 Prestonfield Ave, Edinburgh EH16 5EU, UK – 0131 667 3762

Small neighbourhood community centre with indoor games area and meeting rooms.

Aquatic Learning LTD

48 Eastfield, Edinburgh EH15 2PN, UK – 0131 669 5454

I used them in the past, and found them very easy to deal with. The coaching was excellent - after trying different providers I felt that this was the only lessons where my 6-year old was being actively shown how to swim. It helped that the instructor was in the pool with the kids, on a ratio of max 1-2-6. Will certainly use them again.

My 4 year old girls loves these lessons, the teacher is so patient and my daughter is improving so much so quickly.

Edinburgh Dance School

Inch Park Community Sports Club, 227 Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh EH17 8DU, UK – 07703 483809

I love the classes offered by Edinburgh dance school! I first approached Felicity at wedding show 7 years ago. Her friendly, professional and bubbly down to earth personality won us over straight away! From then on we went to group ballroom classes for the more novice dancers and then booked private one to one dance classes to learn a personalised routine for our wedding dance. I now have a girl that has just turned 2 1/2 years old and I have started her in twinkle stars ballet which she loves. The class is just the right length of time to hold her attention and the teachers are amazing at keeping their attention.

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

38 Denholm Rd, Musselburgh EH21 6TU, UK – 0131 653 2404

Language Schools for Edinburgh

Language schools for EH15. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Edinburgh

Private Tuition for EH15
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Private Tutors

Edinburgh Maths Tuition

139 Vexhim Park, Edinburgh EH15 3SF, UK – 0131 657 1119

Kumon Maths & English

14 Rosefield Ave, Edinburgh EH15 1AU, UK – 0131 669 9116