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Fowey Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Fowey school in Cornwall for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Fowey should I put my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Fowey vicinity?

  • Every now and then it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified 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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is habitually 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 alongside one another from the Fowey region. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 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 Fowey area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Fowey Primary or Fowey Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

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