Lydney Schools

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Lydney Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Lydney school in Gloucestershire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Lydney should I position my son/daughter? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Lydney vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is painless 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places 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 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 habitually 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 Lydney area. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Lydney area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is to be expected to attend a Lydney Primary or Lydney Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.