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Stamford Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Stamford school in Lincolnshire 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 Stamford should I position my offspring? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Stamford vicinity?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is regularly 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 alongside one another from the Stamford region. Of course as everybody 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Stamford area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Stamford Primary or Stamford Secondary school for several years, so it is important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful 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 means 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.