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In brief, children in Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale will attend the local primary schools, i.e Taxal and Fernilee COE school, Whaley Bridge school, Furness Vale School, Kettleshulme and Buxworth Schools. The choices thereafter for  secondary schools are : Chapel High School ( the main feeder school for all in the area),  Hope Valley School , New Mills High School. Some students  go to Thomas More School in Buxton,  and  Poynton School over the border in Cheshire is also an option to be explored. Private schools are also readily accessible, such as ‘The Kings School’ in Macclesfield and ‘Stockport Grammar’ in Stockport.

Beyond secondary School, The 6th Form college in Marple is a normal destination, along with Stockport College. The Kings School has a 6th Form College also. Poynton School also ahas a 6th Form.

Secondary Schools
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School Ofsted report Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0TQ Tel: 01298 813118 Weblink
Hope Valley High School Ofsted report
St Thomas More Catholic School Ofsted report
Poynton High School Ofsted report
New Mills School Ofsted report
Private Schools
 The Kings School, Macclesfield
 Stockport Grammar, Stockport
Primary Schools
Furness Vale Primary SchoolOfsted report Buxton Road, Furness Vale SK23 7PQ; 744103
Whaley Bridge County Primary SchoolOfsted Report Sue J Wilde (Admin. Officer), Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HX; 732354; fax: 735014 Website link
Taxal & Fernilee CE Primary School Ofsted Report Patricia Sherwood, Administrative Officer, Reddish Road, Whaley Bridge SK23 7DL; 733262 Website link
Kettleshulme St. James Ofsted Report Mr Paul Quirk (Headteacher); 732502
Buxworth Primary School Ofsted Report Station Road, Buxworth, High Peak SK23 7NJ; 732426
Pre-School Playgroups
Whaley Bridge Playgroup Nina Cory, 2 Gisbourne House, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HU; 733929 or 733463
Toddbrook Private Day Nursery School 110A Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge; 719091
Bridgemont Nursery Bridgemont Village Hall (opposite War Memorial); Dawn Barlow tel:07855723646. Website link
Buxworth School Station Road, Buxworth, SK23 7NJ tel 733411( Rachel Child )

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