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Falmouth Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Falmouth school in Cornwall 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 education needs. Which school in Falmouth should I locate my son/daughter? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Falmouth area?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces 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 home or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is more often than not 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 Falmouth vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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 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 Falmouth area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is expected to attend a Falmouth Primary or Falmouth Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system 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.