Lidlington Schools

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Lidlington Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Lidlington school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Lidlington should I locate my son/daughter? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Lidlington area?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your offspring 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 other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is typically determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Lidlington area. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • Separate 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Lidlington area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a Lidlington Primary or Lidlington Secondary school for several years, so it is important to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.