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Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Linton school in Cambridgeshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Linton 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 during childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Linton region?

  • At times it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on educational 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 location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is regularly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Linton 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Linton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Linton Primary or Linton Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means 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.