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Schools & Nurseries in and Around Verwood

Verwood offers diverse educational options, including First Schools (ages 4-9) such as Cranbourne CE, Hillside, Three Legged Cross, Trinity CE, and Verwood CE. Middle Schools (ages 9-13) include Cranborne County, Emmanuel CE, and West Moors. Upper Schools include Ferndown Upper and Queen Elizabeth’s.

For younger children, options include SCAMPS, All Sorts Baby & Toddler Group, Happy Days Nursery & Preschool, Hillside Preschool, and Orchard Day Nursery and Preschool.

Find the contact details and more information about each institution below.

First Schools (4-9 Years)

Cranborne CE First School & Nursery

Headteacher: Annette Faithfull

Hillside First School

Headteacher: Mr D Graves

Three Legged Cross First & Nursery School

Headteacher: Mrs J Horn

Trinity CE (VA) First School

Headteacher: Mr Newbery

Verwood CE First & Nursery School

Headteacher: Mrs Anstey

Verwood CE First & Nursery School

Headteacher: Mrs Anstey

Middle Schools (9-13 Years)

Cranborne County Middle School

Headteacher: Mr R Stevens

Emmanuel CE (VA) Middle School

Executive Headteacher: Mr R Christopher

West Moors Middle School

Head Teacher: Dr D Craddock

Upper Schools

Ferndown Upper School

Head Teacher: Mr P Jones

Queen Elizabeth’s Upper School

Head Teacher: Mr S Firth

West Moors Middle School

Head Teacher: Dr D Craddock

Under 5s

Scamps

Fridays 9.30am to 11.15am (term time)

The Group offer quality play facilities, creative activities and sessions finish with song time. All are very welcome.

For more information, please call Yvonne:

All Sorts Baby & Toddler Group

Thursdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

Toys, crafts, refreshments, singing & Bible stories.

Please get in touch with us via email if you would like to attend, as there is limited space:

West Moors Middle School

Head Teacher: Dr D Craddock

Playschools

Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

Due to open in August 2024 catering for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age.

For more information:

Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

Due to open in August 2024 catering for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age.

For more information:

Hillside Preschool & Early Learning Group

Hillside Preschool is on the grounds of Hillside First School and is for children aged 2-4. The preschool accepts government funding for children ages 2, 3, and 4.

We run a breakfast club from 7.45am and an after-school club until 6pm Monday to Thursday, and 5pm on Friday for Hillside Preschool and First School children.

For more information:

Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

Due to open in August 2024 catering for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age.

For more information:

Orchard Day Nursery & Preschool

Monday to Friday 7.30am – 6pm

Situated on the grounds of Trinity First School, Orchard provides care and education for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. We are open all year round (apart from Christmas week).

Person in charge: Angela Clayton (Manager)
Number of Staff: 30
Total Places for Children: 78

Please visit or call 01202 820124 to discuss your requirements.

We also have three Forest School-trained staff who take small groups of our ‘Foresters’ into St Stephen’s Castle and the surrounding area for various wonderful learning experiences. Please get in touch if you would like more information about our Forest School programme.

Happy Days Nursery & Preschool

Due to open in August 2024 catering for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age.

For more information:

Verwood CE First & Nursery School

Headteacher: Mrs Anstey

Verwood CE First & Nursery School

Headteacher: Mrs Anstey

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