Wareham Schools

Church | Parking

Wareham Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Wareham 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 impending education needs. Which school in Wareham should I locate my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Wareham vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on 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 closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is generally determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Wareham region. Of course as everybody knows stats 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
  • Separate 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Wareham area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Wareham Primary or Wareham Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.