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Godmanchester Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Godmanchester school in Cambridgeshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Godmanchester should I situate my offspring? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and thus a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Godmanchester locale?

  • Every now and then it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value 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 next to one another from the Godmanchester vicinity. Of course as every person 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Godmanchester 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. Remember your son/daughter is likely to attend a Godmanchester Primary or Godmanchester Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine early 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 good 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.