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

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

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Douglas, 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 Inglewood 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 IM2
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Douglas

Little Darlings

26 Hutchinson Square, Douglas IM2 4HP – 01624 619300

Best nursery in the IOM. Couldn't recommend it more. Super qualified professionals with a very robust education plan. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

Ashley Hill Primary School

Laurel Avenue, Onchan IM3 3LA – 01624 622104


St. Ninian's High School-Upper School

Ballaquayle Rd, Douglas IM2 5RA – 01624 648800

Its ok but could be better

Class school with class teachers

After School Care

The Pumpkin Patch

12-14 Hailwood Court, Hailwood Av, Douglas IM2 7EA – 01624 629690

Victoria House Nursery

Victoria Rd Douglas Isle of Man IM2 4AJ, Douglas IM2 5BL, Isle of Man – 01624 615625

Hopes & Dreams Nursery

91 Woodbourne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 3AW, Douglas IM2 3AQ, Isle of Man – 01624 628866

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

Douglas Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Douglas

Independent Schools for Douglas - 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 Douglas Secondary Schools -

Ballakermeen High School

St.Catherine's Dr, Douglas IM1 4BE – 01624 648700

Best school ever! Great teachers, brilliant learning experience !

Loved the teacher when I was there a year ago. Very helpful

Cronk-y-Berry Primary School

Lakeside Rd, Douglas, Isle of Man – 01624 615995

I acturely go to this school it’s brill

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

Somerset Rd, Douglas, Isle of Man – 01624 673807

Great! I LOVE This Place! I Ended There In 2018 (This Year) And I'm Really Happy Because My Teachers Were Super Nice!!! :)

Best school. Ever

Independent Schools

St. Ninian's Lower School

Heywood Ave, Douglas, Isle of Man – 01624 648900

it was amazing. best years of my life xx i have leanrt so much

Great school

St Thomas C Of E School

Finch Rd, Douglas IM1 2PL – 01624 674230

St. Ninian's High School-Upper School

Ballaquayle Rd, Douglas IM2 5RA – 01624 648800

Its ok but could be better

Class school with class teachers

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for IM2 4NF . 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

Ballaquayle Infants School

Thorny Road, Douglas IM2 5EE – 01624 622066

Reel good little isle school

Henry Bloom Noble Primary School

Westmoreland Rd, Douglas IM1 4AQ, Isle of Man – 01624 675835

It is a very good school the teachers and helpers are brill

Willaston School

School Rd, Willaston IM2 6RD – 01624 621577

Mohammed Omar elarsheed

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 IM2 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 Douglas 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

St. Ninian's High School-Upper School

Ballaquayle Rd, Douglas IM2 5RA – 01624 648800

Its ok but could be better

Class school with class teachers

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 Douglas or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for IM2 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

Move It Dance

Tregellis House, Westmoreland Road, Douglas IM1 4AQ – 07624 454196

Diversity and excellence in one place...

University College Isle of Man

Homefield Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 6RB, Isle of Man – 01624 648200

Typical college with many courses, some more relevant than others.

Peaceful place University College isle of man

The Dance Factory

Onchan Park, Douglas IM3 1HU – 07624 425270

Language Schools

Ballakermeen High School

St.Catherine's Dr, Douglas IM1 4BE – 01624 648700

Best school ever! Great teachers, brilliant learning experience !

Loved the teacher when I was there a year ago. Very helpful

Kaplan Isle of Man

Central Promenade, Douglas IM2 4RA, Isle of Man – 0151 236 4052

Language Schools for Douglas

Language schools for IM2. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Douglas

Private Tuition for IM2
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kumon Maths & English

Alexander Dr, Douglas IM2 3QX, Isle of Man – 01624 611833

Kip McGrath Isle of Man

17a Village Walk,, Douglas IM3 4EB – 01624 897858