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Cranbrook Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Cranbrook school in Kent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Cranbrook should I place my son/daughter? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and thus a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Cranbrook vicinity?

  • Every so often it is simple 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is generally 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 alongside one another from the Cranbrook area. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Cranbrook 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. Remember your child is to be expected to attend a Cranbrook Primary or Cranbrook Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.