Tiptree Schools

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Tiptree Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Tiptree school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Tiptree should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Tiptree region?

  • On occasion it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
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  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is more often than not 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 against one another from the Tiptree area. Of course as every person 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 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Tiptree area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is likely to attend a Tiptree Primary or Tiptree Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique 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.