Woburn Schools

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Woburn Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Woburn school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future education needs. Which school in Woburn should I place my child? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Woburn region?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school 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 location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Woburn vicinity. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Woburn 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. Remember your child is to be expected to attend a Woburn Primary or Woburn Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a fine early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.