St. Keverne Schools

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St. Keverne Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a St. Keverne 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 schooling requirements. Which school in St. Keverne should I locate my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the St. Keverne region?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of places 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 location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality 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 next to one another from the St. Keverne locale. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the St. Keverne area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare 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 St. Keverne Primary or St. Keverne Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique 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.