Gunnislake Schools

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Gunnislake Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Gunnislake 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 impending learning needs. Which school in Gunnislake should I place my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Gunnislake vicinity?

  • Every so often it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for 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 certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Gunnislake vicinity. Of course as everybody 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

  • Condition 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Gunnislake 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. Bear in mind your offspring is likely to attend a Gunnislake Primary or Gunnislake Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic 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.