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Every year parents of children needing to go to a Bath school in Avon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Bath should I place my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Bath locale?

  • Every so often it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Bath area. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several Examination boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Bath area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Bath Primary or Bath Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.