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Sawston Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Sawston school in Cambridgeshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Sawston should I put my child? It's a difficult choice 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 son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Sawston region?

  • At times it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is regularly 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 next to one another from the Sawston region. Of course as every person 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 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 Sawston area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Sawston Primary or Sawston Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.