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Maldon Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Maldon school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Maldon should I position my son/daughter? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

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

  • On occasion it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment 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 need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is customarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Maldon region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Maldon 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 offspring is expected to attend a Maldon Primary or Maldon Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.