Ivybridge Schools

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Ivybridge Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Ivybridge 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 future education needs. Which school in Ivybridge should I place my offspring? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Ivybridge area?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose 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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is commonly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Ivybridge region. Of course as everyone 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Ivybridge 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. Consider your son/daughter is likely to attend a Ivybridge Primary or Ivybridge Secondary school for some years, so it is important to identify if a school is improving or not.

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