Lyme Regis Schools

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Lyme Regis Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Lyme Regis school in Dorset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future learning needs. Which school in Lyme Regis should I put my child? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Lyme Regis locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic 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 quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule 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 alongside one another from the Lyme Regis region. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Lyme Regis 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. Remember your offspring is to be expected to attend a Lyme Regis Primary or Lyme Regis Secondary school for some years, so it's important to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.