Chipping Sodbury Schools

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Chipping Sodbury Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Chipping Sodbury school in Gloucestershire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future schooling requirements. Which school in Chipping Sodbury should I situate my offspring? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Chipping Sodbury locale?

  • Every now and then it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the value of a school is commonly determined by results which are published 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 Chipping Sodbury locale. Of course as every person knows stats 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
  • 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 Chipping Sodbury area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Chipping Sodbury Primary or Chipping Sodbury Secondary school for a number of years, so it is imperative to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.