Loddon Schools

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Loddon Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Loddon school in Norfolk for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Loddon should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Loddon area?

  • From time to time it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may require to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Loddon area. Of course as every person 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 Exam 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 Loddon area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is likely to attend a Loddon Primary or Loddon Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.