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Stonehouse Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Stonehouse school in Gloucestershire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Stonehouse should I locate my offspring? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Stonehouse area?

  • Every so often it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 propinquity 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 regularly 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 against one another from the Stonehouse area. 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Stonehouse area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is expected to attend a Stonehouse Primary or Stonehouse Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a nice opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.