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Strood Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Strood school in Kent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Strood should I put my child? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Strood vicinity?

  • Every so often it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces 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's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is customarily determined by results which are published 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 Strood vicinity. Of course as every person 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

  • Class 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Strood area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice 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 Strood Primary or Strood Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful initial mode 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 fantastic means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.