Penryn Schools

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Penryn Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Penryn school in Cornwall for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Penryn should I position my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Penryn area?

  • At times it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on educational 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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually 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 next to one another from the Penryn region. 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Penryn area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is liable to attend a Penryn Primary or Penryn Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.