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The Forest of Dean has a broad range of educational provision typical of its location. There are currently:

2 Family Centres
4 Opportunity Centres
1 Early Years Centre
29 Primary Schools
6 Secondary Schools
1 Further Education College
2 Special Schools

Within the framework of the secondary schools, those in Chepstow, Mitcheldean, Lydney, Cinderford and Coleford cater for the 11-16 age group while Newent has its own Sixth Form. The others use the Forest of Dean Further Education College which has recently been highly commended for its work by OFSTED.

Of the schools in the area Coalway Junior caters for children with specific learning difficulties; Ruardean primary caters for language impaired students at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and Dean Magna has specialist facilities for students with physical disabilities.

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Royal Forest of Dean College
Five Acres, Berry Hill, Coleford, Glos.
Mrs G Young

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Secondary Schools

Dene Magna Community School
Mitcheldean Glos. GL17 0DU
01594 542370
Mr B P Howells

Heywood School
Causeway Road Cinderford Glos. GL14 2AZ
01594 822257
Mr G Tinker

Lakers School
Beech Avenue Coleford Glos. GL16 7QW
01594 832263
Mrs A Elliott

Newent Community School                      [ ]
Watery Lane Newent Glos. GL18 1QF
01531 820550
Mr P E D Landau

Whitecross School
Church Road Lydney Glos. GL15 5DZ
01594 843202
Head Teacher : Mrs Olivia McQuillan

Wyedean School
Beachley Road Sedbury Chepstow Gwent NP6 7AA
01291 625346
Mr W J Claydon

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Primary Schools

Aylburton C. of E. Primary School
Church Road Aylburton , Lydney Glos. GL15 6DB
01594 842426
Mrs N Ford

Berry Hill County Primary School
Nine Wells Road Berry Hill Coleford Glos. GL16 7AT
01594 832262
Mrs Gail Jones

Blakeney County Primary School
High Street Blakeney Glos. GL15 4EB
01594 510270
Mrs G Buckland

Bream C. of E. Primary School
High Street Bream Lydney Glos. GL15 6JW
01594 562628
Mrs Soble

Churcham County Primary School
Churcham Gloucester GL2 8BD
01452 750467
Mrs H Ingram

Cinderford - see St. Whites - Steam Mills - Forest View

Clearwell C. of E. Primary School
Church Road Clearwell Coleford Glos. GL16 8LG
01594 834904

Coalway Infant School
Coalway Road Nr. Coleford Glos. GL16 7HL
01594 833457
Mrs D V Pittaway

Coalway Junior School
Coalway Road Nr. Coleford Glos. GL16 7HL
01594 810271
Mr R W Dowding

Coleford - see St. John's

Drybrook County Primary School
Drybrook Glos. GL 17 9JF
01594 542448
Mrs S Williams

Dymock Ann Cam C. of E. Primary School
Bayfield Gardens Dymock Glos. GL18 2BH
01531 890424
Mrs H Orme

Ellwood County Primary School
Ellwood Nr. Coleford Glos. GL16 7LY
01594 833232
Mr N Stafford

English Bicknor C. of E. Primary School
English Bicknor Coleford Glos. GL16 7PG
01594 860367
Mr D A C Phillips

Glebe Infant School
Glebe Way Newent Glos. GL18 1BL
01531 820700
Mrs L Griffiths

Hartpury Primary School
Hartpury Gloucester GL19 3BG
01452 700446
Mr R S Vizard

Hopes Hill Primary School
Longhope Glos. GL17 0PG
01452 830178

Huntley C. of E. Primary School
Ross Road Huntley Glos. GL19 3EX
01452 830510
Mrs G Knight

Joys Green County Primary School
School Road Joys Green Lydbrook Glos. GL17 9QX
01594 860289
Mrs S Meek

Forest View Primary School
Latimer Road Hilldene Cinderford Glos. GL14 2QA
01594 822241
Miss C Hopkins

Littledean C. of E. Primary School
Church Street Littledean Glos. GL14 3NL
01594 822171
Mrs M McLearie

Longhope C. of E. Primary School
School Lane Church Road Longhope Glos. GL17 0LJ
01452 830558
Mrs K Boyd

Lydbrook County Primary School
Lydbrook Glos. GL17 9PX
01594 860344
Mrs S Lusted

Lydney C. of E. Primary School
Bream Road Lydney Glos. GL15 5HJ
01594 842172
Mrs L Lawson

Lydney - also see Primrose Hill

Minsterworth C. of E. Primary School
Minsterworth Glos. GL2 8JH
01452 750 283
Mrs J Etheridge

Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School
Hawker Hill Mitcheldean Glos. GL17 0BS
01594 542240
Mr J Naylor

Newnham C. of E. Primary School
Station Road Newnham Glos. GL14 1DQ
01594 516208
Mrs V E Weatherhead

Offa's Mead Primary School
Beachley Road Sedbury Chepstow Gwent NP6 7DT
01291 622932
Mr C C Brown

Parkend County Primary School
Yorkley Road Parkend Mr. Lydney Glos. GL15 4HL
01594 562407
Mr P Griffiths

Pauntley C. of E. Primary School
Pool Hill Newent Glos. GL18 1LL
01531 820053
Mrs J M Emerson

Picklenash Junior School
Ross Road Newent Glos. GL18 1BG
01531 820589
Mr A J Thomas

Pillowell County Primary School
Pillowell Nr. Lydney Glos. GL15 4QT
01594 562244
Mrs P Powell

Primrose Hill C. of E. Primary School
Lydney Glos. GL15 5TA
01594 843453
Mr W D Richards

Redbrook C. of E. Primary School
Redbrook Monmouth NP5 4LY
01600 713501
Mrs G D Connor

Redmarley C. of E. Primary School
Redmarley Glos. GL19 3NQ
01531 650227
Mrs K James

Ruardean C of E Primary School  
School Road Ruardean Glos. GL17 9XQ
01594 542461
Mrs J Watkinson

St. Briavels Parochial C. of E. Primary School
High Street St. Briavels Lydney Glos. GL15 6TD
01594 30428
Mr A J Robinson

St. John's C. of E. Primary School
Bowens Hill Road Coleford Glos. GL16 8DU
01594 832046
Mrs L Gregory

St. Whites School  
St. Whites Road Cinderford Glos. GL14 3DH
Tel: 01594 822311
Fax: 01594 822578
Mr P S Woodward

Severnbanks Primary School
Naas Lane Lydney Glos. GL15 5AU
01594 842789
Mr Tim Gisbourne

Soudley County Primary School
Soudley Nr. Cinderford Glos. GL14 2UA
01594 822004
Mr I J Davies

Staunton & Corse C. of E. Primary School
Gloucester Road Staunton Glos. GL19 3RA
01452 840240
Mrs R Miller

Steam Mills Primary School  
Steam Mills Cinderford Glos. GL14 3JD
01594 822567
Mrs J E Williams

Tibberton Primary School
Orchard Rise Tibberton Glos. GL19 3AQ
01452 790469
Mr N C Brown

Tutshill C. of E. Primary School
Coleford Road Tutshill Chepstow Gwent NP6 7BU
01291 622593
Mrs J Townsend

Walmore Hill County Primary School
Walmore Hill Minsterworth Gloucester GL2 8LA
01452 750373
Mrs L Lippington

Westbury on Severn C. of E. Primary School
Westbury on Severn Glos. GL14 1PA
01452 760303
Mrs G Jones

Woolaston County Primary School
Netherend Lydney Glos. GL15 6PH       [ also see Woolaston
01594 529270
Mr M Bell

Woodside Primary School
Ruardean Woodside Glos. GL17 9XP
01594 542287
Mrs M Dunn

Yorkley County Primary School
Lydney Road Yorkley Lydney Glos. GL15 4RR
01594 562201
Mrs E Harris

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Special Education

Dean Hall School    
Speech House Road Coleford Glos. GL16 7EJ
01594 822175
Mr J N Haddock

Oakdene School
Dockham Road Cinderford Glos. GL14 2AN
01594 822693

Ruardean Language Unit  
Ruardean C. of E. Primary School, School Road, Ruardean, Glos. GL17 9XQ
01594 544565
Mrs K G Neep

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Field Study Centres

The Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean

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The Rose Day Nursery
Market Place, Coleford GL16 8AJ
(Entrance between Kears Opticians & Wyedean Car Sales in High Street or to the side of The Wine Bar in Newland Street)

Telephone : (01594) 835824
Fax : (01594) 837353
E-Mail : [email protected]

Name : Gill Warry
Activity : Day Nursery for 2 to 7 year olds. Open 8.00a.m to 6.00p.m. all year. Visits Welcome

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Adult Education

Royal Forest of Dean College
Five Acres, Berry Hill, Coleford, Glos.
Mrs G Young

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