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Repton Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Repton school in Derbyshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Repton should I position my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Repton locale?

  • From time to time it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction 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 quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Repton locale. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Repton 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. Consider your offspring is likely to attend a Repton Primary or Repton Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way 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.