South Woodham Ferrers Schools

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South Woodham Ferrers Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a South Woodham Ferrers 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 impending education requirements. Which school in South Woodham Ferrers should I locate my offspring? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the South Woodham Ferrers locale?

  • On occasion it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic 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 alongside one another from the South Woodham Ferrers locale. 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the South Woodham Ferrers area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 offspring is expected to attend a South Woodham Ferrers Primary or South Woodham Ferrers Secondary school for several years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a fine early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.