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Redruth Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Redruth 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 forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Redruth should I place my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Redruth locale?

  • On occasion it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places 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 locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is usually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Redruth locale. 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
  • Several 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 Redruth 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. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Redruth Primary or Redruth Secondary school for several years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

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