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Peterborough Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Peterborough 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 forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Peterborough should I put my son/daughter? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Peterborough locale?

  • Every now and then it is painless 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 require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on educational 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 characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is by and large 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 Peterborough vicinity. Of course as every person knows statistics 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
  • Different 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Peterborough area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 Peterborough Primary or Peterborough Secondary school for a number of years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.