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Broadstone Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Broadstone school in Dorset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Broadstone should I situate my offspring? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Broadstone vicinity?

  • Now and then it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Broadstone area. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Broadstone area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is likely to attend a Broadstone Primary or Broadstone Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a 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 permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.