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Every year parents of children needing to go to a Witham school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Witham should I place my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Witham region?

  • 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 older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the worth 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 is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Witham region. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 Witham area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 child is expected to attend a Witham Primary or Witham Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.