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Axminster Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Axminster school in Devon 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 learning requirements. Which school in Axminster should I position my child? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a unique school from the Axminster area?

  • At times it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 propinquity 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 value of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published 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 Axminster locale. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Axminster 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Axminster Primary or Axminster Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a good opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.