Great Dunmow Schools

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Great Dunmow Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Great Dunmow school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future education requirements. Which school in Great Dunmow should I locate my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Great Dunmow area?

  • On occasion it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise 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 closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence 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 Great Dunmow vicinity. 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 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Great Dunmow area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 son/daughter is likely to attend a Great Dunmow Primary or Great Dunmow Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.