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Pre-school Further Education
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Secondary Special Educational Needs
Private Somerset Children's Info

Toddler Groups/Pre-schools

Conkers - The Balsam Centre Community Nursery - Balsam Park - 01963 31842

Little Sunbeams Pre-school - Thornwell Way, BA9 9EN - 01963 824521

Westhill Nursery - c/o King Arthur's Community School, West Hill, 07849639826

The Balsam Nursery - 1b Alfreds Way, Wincanton BA9 9RU - 01963 31688


Somerset Family Information Direct (SFID)

For up to date information on Nurseries, Preschools, Playgroups, Play-schemes and Childminders - 0845 345 9122

Primary Schools

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary
Tout Hill
01963 32660

Wincanton Primary
South Street
01963 32132

Secondary School

King Arthur's Community School
West Hill
01963 32368

Further Education

Wincanton offers no post 16 education, the nearest facilities are:

Sexey's School (5 miles)
Admissions Administrator - Cole Road - Bruton
01749 814102

Gillingham School (7 miles)
Hardings Lane - Gillingham
01747 822222

Gryphon School ( 11 miles)
Bristol Road - Sherborne
01935 813122

Yeovil College (16 miles)
Mudford Road - Yeovil
01935 423921

Strode College (34 miles)
Church Road - Street
01458 844400

Private Education

Bruton School for Girls (5 miles)
Sunny Hill - Bruton
01749 814401

Bruton School for Girls has - Sunny Hill Nursery for boys and girls 3 - 7 years. Sunny Hill Preparatory School - girls admitted from 3 years old beginning in the Pre-prep and Nursery and transferring to the preparatory school itself at about 7 years. Senior School - Students enter the Senior School at Form 1 (11+) or Form 3 (13+). In special cases some students join at Form 2 (12+). The school is a mixture of day students and boarders but once at the school there is no distinction made between the two groups. Sixth Form College - Students in Sixth Form College are given much more freedon to determine their own activities and courses. The Sixth Form College at Bruton is the pre-university college offering a transition from regulated schooling to a sense of independence, which is ideal preparation for university life.

Kings School (5 miles)
The Plox - Bruton
01749 814200

Kings School is a co-educational, day and boarding school for 13-18 years. Thriving Sixth Form.

Hazlegrove Preparatory School (6 miles)
Hazlegrove House - Sparkford
01963 440314

Hazlegrove is a co-educational, day and boarding school for 350 boys and girls aged 2 1/2 to 13. Set within 200 acres of parkland in Somerset with direct access to the A303.

Somerset Skills & Learning


Special Educational Needs School

The Marchant-Holliday School Ltd
North Cheriton - Templecombe
01963 33234
Registered Charity No 310218

The Marchant-Holliday School has been established in North Cheriton since 1952. It is a residential for boys in the 6 to 12 years of age range who have Special Educational Needs, especially emotional and behavioural difficulties.