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Thornbury Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Thornbury 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 upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Thornbury should I situate my son/daughter? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Thornbury vicinity?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on academic 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 quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child 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 standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Thornbury region. Of course as everybody knows statistics 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
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Thornbury 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. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Thornbury Primary or Thornbury Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a fine preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.