Moreton-in-Marsh Schools

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Moreton-in-Marsh Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Moreton-in-Marsh 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 education requirements. Which school in Moreton-in-Marsh should I put my offspring? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Moreton-in-Marsh locale?

  • At times 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 before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a quantity of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school 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 closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is usually determined by results which are published 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 Moreton-in-Marsh locale. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Moreton-in-Marsh 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. Take into account your offspring is likely to attend a Moreton-in-Marsh Primary or Moreton-in-Marsh Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a fine initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.