Ellesmere Port Schools

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Ellesmere Port Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Ellesmere Port school in Cheshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Ellesmere Port should I situate my son/daughter? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Ellesmere Port vicinity?

  • Every so often it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces 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 is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is regularly 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 Ellesmere Port region. Of course as everybody knows stats 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 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Ellesmere Port area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Ellesmere Port Primary or Ellesmere Port Secondary school for some years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a decent early way 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 great tactic 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.