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Weymouth Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Weymouth school in Dorset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Weymouth should I put my offspring? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

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

  • Now and then it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of places 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 locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is customarily 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 next to one another from the Weymouth vicinity. 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

  • Class 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Weymouth area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Weymouth Primary or Weymouth Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.