Lechlade-on-Thames Schools

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Lechlade-on-Thames Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Lechlade-on-Thames school in Gloucestershire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Lechlade-on-Thames should I place my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Lechlade-on-Thames area?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Lechlade-on-Thames vicinity. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Lechlade-on-Thames 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. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Lechlade-on-Thames Primary or Lechlade-on-Thames Secondary school for some years, so it is important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great 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.