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Looe Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Looe school in Cornwall for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending education needs. Which school in Looe should I place my son/daughter? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

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

  • At times it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified 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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is regularly 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 next to one another from the Looe vicinity. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality 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 Looe 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. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Looe Primary or Looe Secondary school for several years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

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