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Clevedon Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Clevedon 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 future schooling requirements. Which school in Clevedon should I place my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and thus a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a particular school from the Clevedon vicinity?

  • On occasion it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
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  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on scholarly 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 characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Clevedon area. Of course as every person 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Clevedon area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is to be expected to attend a Clevedon Primary or Clevedon Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.