British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS)

BFRS is a Social Enterprise that was created to work in support of the Armed Forces Community (AFC). We support them by working with companies across the UK that are looking to hire, re-train, and offer career advice to the them. 

We successful host National Careers Fairs across the country and our aim is to continuously introduce the AFC to companies and try to ensure they are fully aware of the benefits of employing from this community.

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Some Frequently ask questions asked by parents with with school aged children looking for a school near York Garrison

How do I find out what schools are available around Heslington? 
There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Heslington, or a future location and select primary, secondary schools that you are looking for and there it all is in percentages! There are 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 York Garrison? 
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

What date do you find out about school places?

How do I find out how good a school is?


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 enrollment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 to 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean?

Is Pre K considered preschool?

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for YO10
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Heslington

St Paul's Nursery School

12 St Paul's Square, York YO24 4BD, UK – 01904 622291

Our Alf and Joe loves it!

York Montessori Nursery Fulford

33 Hospital Fields Road, Fulford, York YO10 4DZ, UK – 01904 642666

Really great with the kids. Very caring.

Tang Hall Primary School

Sixth Ave, York YO31 0UT, UK – 01904 555271

The class teachers are polite every time and all staff helpful if you have any problems with your son daughter they visit you in your house listen you help you all nursery and reception class is clean don't smile bad all toilets are too clean every time it's healthy for my daughter some people can say or think not good for the school but if you want to be sure can come and visit the school lm glad thank you very much tang hall primary school we are too happy with teachers and school


After School Care

St Peter's School

Clifton, York YO30 6AB, UK – 01904 527300

Fantastic school, with a long standing reputation for excellence. If your considering a private school with a great reputation, this is definitely worth a serious look.

Amazing school the studies are excellent and the beauty of the school is insane...

Bootham School

49-57 Bootham, York YO30 7BU, UK – 01904 623261

As parents we find Bootham School brimming with many qualities, there is a calming atmosphere punctuated with a strong sense of purpose,- forming a perfect baseline to facilitate learning and self confidence. "Adventurous & Liberating" is the School mantra. Our two children have made some wonderful friends and from starting Bootham in year seven, have never looked back. The teaching staff are supportive and motivating. The activities after 1600 hrs add another dimension to the learning and development of children, giving them a taste of things they (and we) would probably never think of in the fast paced world in which we live. Finally, the food is consistently of the highest quality and the children (& us on Saturdays),look forward to every meal !

As a former pupil, I cannot sing their praises high enough. I came from a school (St Olaves) where I was bullied for many years. I was generally miserable and had low self confidence. Bootham brought me out of that shell. The teachers were all lovely, I may not have liked every subject, but i still liked the teachers. The ethos and attitude of staff and pupils quickly formed me into a totally different more caring person. I was much happier, my grades rose and I joined as many after school activities as I could. At my previous school I never wanted to stay longer than I had to. At Bootham I never wanted to leave. School lunches were also amazing, In the 7 years since I left I have tried to keep my home food as varied and healthy as the lunches I got at school. Friends and family love the food I make and I still don't think it is as good as my school food was. I wasn't the only pupil to go to Bootham after being bullied, I think it attracts a lot of kids who are kind and bright but have been stifled through adverse experiences. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is more introverted and wants to develop in a caring and protective environment which still prepares you for the world ahead. My friends and employers have commented on how kind and hard working I am. These are qualities I am certain I formed during my time at Bootham. In the sixth form they give you more freedom and if staff think you are capable they stop spoon feeding information. Deferring to guiding your own research. This was a invaluable skill when it came to university.

Hempland Primary School

Whitby Ave, York YO31 1ET, UK – 01904 555495

Best school ever,the teachers are very nice!!

It's my favourite school

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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Heslington

Independent Schools for Heslington - 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.

Secondary Schools

All Saints RC School

Mill Mount Lane, York YO24 1BJ, UK – 01904 647877

Has a great, nice and friendly Sixthform. The teachers are always there to help out when ever you need , the school is very open, well managed and organised !! Enjoyed studying here~

Wonderful teachers with a great sixth form, well respected school that performs well

Fulford School

Fulfordgate, Fulford, York YO10 4FY, UK – 01904 633300

Very good school, teacher have very close relationships with the pupils.

Was a wonderful school in my days, photography was my main subject

Archbishop Holgate's School

Hull Rd, York YO10 5ZA, UK – 01904 411341

Because they learn you so good and the playgrounds are massive

its a good school from Jonathan Michael Allen. archbishop school

Independent Schools

York Steiner School

25 Fulford Cross, York YO10 4PB, UK – 01904 654983

Not just a school, but a community. From birth (Gentle Beginnings), through the toddler years (Parent & Child Groups), pre-school (Kindergarten) to the Main School (age 6 - 14) York Steiner School offers a nurturing environment and a rounded education. Highly recommended.

Best school ever.

The Minster School

Minster Yard, York YO1 7JB, UK – 0844 939 0000

Please note this a review for the architecture of the building (as it is currently an independent preparatory school); anyway, the Gothic architecture of the building is beautiful.

Best school ever... I will always have the fondest of memories and the largest amount of respect for this school - a great working enviroment with fantastic results and a warm community.

St Paul's C Of E Primary School

St Pauls Terr, York YO24 4BJ, UK – 01904 625240

Amazing school, wonderful village like community. Staff are great. Best seven years of my life - sets everyone up to be kind citizens of the world : )

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for YO10 5DY . 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

Clifton Green Primary School

Water Ln, York YO30 6JA, UK – 01904 555105

I'm in the military and my children have been to numerous schools in their life and my career, but hands down this has to bee the best school by far

Fantastic local school that puts the community at its heart.

St Oswald's CE Primary School

Heslington La, Fulford, York YO10 4LX, UK – 01904 555421

Very nice school.

Wonderful, helpful staff.

Scarcroft Primary School

Nunthorpe Ave, York YO23 1WF, UK – 01904 653569

It's ok but the toilets are not nice


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 YO10 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.
Contact details & Websites of 4,065 Schools in Ireland - search by map or county list
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
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Heslington 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

Bootham Junior School

Rawcliffe Ln, York YO30 6NP, UK – 01904 655021

As a workplace I can highly recommend the school for its nurturing environment for staff as well as children. It is a very secure, educational environment, the school uses innovative thinking in designing the school day to meet the needs, and challenge children. These themes often purposively carry from classroom to kitchen, outdoors and into excursions. The schools seems to be thoroughly audited & reflective, progressive practice is evident at every level.

Applefields School

140 Bad Bargain Ln, York YO31 0PE, UK – 01904 553900

York Steiner School

25 Fulford Cross, York YO10 4PB, UK – 01904 654983

Not just a school, but a community. From birth (Gentle Beginnings), through the toddler years (Parent & Child Groups), pre-school (Kindergarten) to the Main School (age 6 - 14) York Steiner School offers a nurturing environment and a rounded education. Highly recommended.

Best school ever.

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 Heslington or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for YO10 - Language Tuition

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

Adult Education

York Dance Factory

22 Queen St, York YO24 1AD, UK – 07879 678169

We booked a hen party dance lesson and were very impressed. We were able to choose any song we wanted to which was a nice touch. Mel was very professional and built a rapport with the group instantly. We had such a great time and have a video of our dance that the bride can keep. Thank you! Highly recommended.

We went to the York Dance Factory for a hen do activity in September 2016. It was a really fun afternoon with lots of laughs. Mel was a great teacher and choreographed us awesome routine to Single Ladies which had us all strutting around the hall feeling like Beyoncé!!! Thanks again for a lovely day!

Northern Dance Academy

The Railway Institute, 22 Queen St, York YO24 1AD, UK – 07917 176418

I have been attending adult dance classes with Sarah for over a year and found it is great way to keep fit and have fun. Being over 60 years old, having not done ballet since the age of 12, I had some reservations. I need not have worried. Sarah's friendly welcome and patience soon put me at my ease and I now love every minute of every lesson. submit comment 1000 characters left

Sarah teaches both my daughters and I couldn't be happier with the standard of teaching, her professionalism and her kind and patient attitude towards her students. Her dance school is a breath of fresh air compared to others my daughters have tried, they love going to classes! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

York Dance Space​

74 Fifth Ave, York YO31 0XA, UK – 07837 788224

Great dance lesson! Hannah and Drew were extremely kind and very professional. We had a one hour wedding dance lesson with them and we can't wait to perform it. Lots of helpful tips and good advice for the big day. Thanks guys!

A place to dance in the 21st Century Good space. Well organised.

Language Schools

BSC York

5 New St, York YO1 8RA, UK – 01904 672243

Had the best time ever at the school would recommend to everyone who's looking forward to studying in a quiet city. They've got a lot of teachers who will put all the effort to make you learn in the best way ( specially Joy) and also the staff is helpful, Sarah and Emily are such friendly people ☺️. I've studied there for almost 6 months and I can say that I've increased tremendously my knowledge and I feel comfortable about my English.

men after going to this place my english is comparable to a native speaker

English in York

Peasholme House, St Saviour's Pl, York YO1 7PJ, UK – 01904 636771

Nice place to study english As an international student u will learn a lot And York is a great english city full of heratege and traddition and nice weather during summer June july August

Good school

Melton College, York

137 Holgate Rd, York YO24 4DH, UK – 01904 622250

It is the ideal place to study English.Teachers as well as their academic programme are out of this world! they helped me a lot and made me feel quite confident to use what I learnt there.My homestay accommodation? well, in a few words; excellent!. it made me feel at home.

Best English college anywhere ❤

Language Schools for Heslington

Language schools for YO10. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Heslington

Private Tuition for YO10
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

York Tuition: Private Tutors in York

12 Chaucer St, York YO10 3EH, UK – 01904 864264

I was really pleased to have Sarah tutor my daughter in maths – she was approachable and likeable and gave my daughter confidence and helped her approach problems in a different way. She came well prepared and was enthusiastic. I would definitely ask Sarah to help again in the future.

Was extremely pleased with the tutor we had for Kian. He feels she helped him a lot (still waiting on results though). She was very pleasant and always communicated well with us! Would definitely recommend to others . Regards Leanne

Spanish York

23 Main Ave, York YO31 0RT, UK

Excellent teacher