Braunton Schools

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Braunton Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Braunton school in Devon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future education needs. Which school in Braunton should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Braunton vicinity?

  • From time to time it is easy if your offspring 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 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 instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Braunton vicinity. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Braunton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is to be expected to attend a Braunton Primary or Braunton Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic means 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.