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Crediton Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Crediton school in Devon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Crediton should I place my child? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Crediton area?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly determined by results which are published 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 Crediton area. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Crediton area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 child is to be expected to attend a Crediton Primary or Crediton Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.