Stow-on-the-Wold Schools

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Stow-on-the-Wold Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Stow-on-the-Wold 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 schooling requirements. Which school in Stow-on-the-Wold should I situate my offspring? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Stow-on-the-Wold area?

  • Every so often it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic 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 characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Stow-on-the-Wold locale. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • Separate 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 Stow-on-the-Wold 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. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Stow-on-the-Wold Primary or Stow-on-the-Wold Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.