Cirencester Schools

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Cirencester Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Cirencester school in Gloucestershire 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 future education needs. Which school in Cirencester should I position my son/daughter? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Cirencester region?

  • Every now and then 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 grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Cirencester region. 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Cirencester area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Cirencester Primary or Cirencester Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic 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.