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Bodmin Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Bodmin school in Cornwall 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 forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Bodmin should I put my son/daughter? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Bodmin area?

  • At times it is effortless if your son/daughter 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on academic 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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is usually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Bodmin area. Of course as everybody 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Bodmin 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. Consider your child is expected to attend a Bodmin Primary or Bodmin Secondary school for several years, so it's important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.