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Shenfield Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Shenfield 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 learning needs. Which school in Shenfield should I place my offspring? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and thus a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Shenfield area?

  • Now and then it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 excellence of the school and the proximity 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 by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Shenfield region. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Shenfield 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. Remember your child is likely to attend a Shenfield Primary or Shenfield Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.