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Each year parents of children needing to go to a Romford school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming education needs. Which school in Romford should I situate my offspring? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Romford locale?

  • On occasion it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Romford region. 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
  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Romford area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is liable to attend a Romford Primary or Romford Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

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