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Launceston Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Launceston 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 impending learning requirements. Which school in Launceston should I situate my son/daughter? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Launceston region?

  • Occasionally it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise 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 closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Launceston region. Of course as everyone knows data 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
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Launceston 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. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Launceston Primary or Launceston Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.