Leighton Buzzard Schools

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Leighton Buzzard Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Leighton Buzzard school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Leighton Buzzard should I situate my offspring? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Leighton Buzzard region?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is mostly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Leighton Buzzard region. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 Leighton Buzzard area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is expected to attend a Leighton Buzzard Primary or Leighton Buzzard Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way 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.