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Poole Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Poole 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 upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Poole should I situate my son/daughter? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Poole region?

  • Every so often it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Poole region. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Poole 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. Remember your son/daughter is liable to attend a Poole Primary or Poole Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools official reports and results is a decent initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means 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.