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Dawlish Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Dawlish school in Devon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Dawlish should I situate my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and thus a gigantic consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Dawlish locale?

  • From time to time it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality 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 next to one another from the Dawlish locale. Of course as everybody knows statistics 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
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Dawlish area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Dawlish Primary or Dawlish Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.