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Bude Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Bude school in Cornwall for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Bude should I locate my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Bude vicinity?

  • At times it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended 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 interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Bude region. 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

  • Class 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Bude 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. Remember your offspring is liable to attend a Bude Primary or Bude Secondary school for some years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.