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March Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a March 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 requirements. Which school in March should I place my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the March locale?

  • On occasion it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location 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 look after your offspring.
  • 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 intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the March vicinity. Of course as everyone 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the March 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a March Primary or March Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a useful early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.