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Stroud Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Stroud 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 impending schooling needs. Which school in Stroud should I locate my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Stroud area?

  • Every so often it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Stroud region. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Stroud 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. Consider your child is likely to attend a Stroud Primary or Stroud Secondary school for several years, so it's important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a nice initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.