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Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Bristol school in Avon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Bristol should I place my offspring? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Bristol vicinity?

  • Now and then it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is regularly determined by results which are published 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 Bristol vicinity. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Several Exam 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Bristol area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Bristol Primary or Bristol Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.