Shepshed Schools

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Shepshed Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Shepshed school in Leicestershire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Shepshed should I put my offspring? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Shepshed region?

  • Every now and then it is painless if your son/daughter 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually 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 Shepshed vicinity. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Shepshed area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a Shepshed Primary or Shepshed Secondary school for some years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.