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Verwood Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Verwood 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 future schooling needs. Which school in Verwood should I place my son/daughter? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a gigantic consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Verwood vicinity?

  • Every now and then it is painless if your offspring 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is mostly 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 against one another from the Verwood vicinity. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 Verwood 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 to be expected to attend a Verwood Primary or Verwood Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route 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.