Bournemouth Schools

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Bournemouth Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Bournemouth school in Dorset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming education needs. Which school in Bournemouth should I locate my child? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Bournemouth region?

  • Every now and then it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic 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 excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is ordinarily 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 Bournemouth region. Of course as every person knows statistics 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Bournemouth 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. Take into account your offspring is liable to attend a Bournemouth Primary or Bournemouth Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route 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.