Brackley Schools

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Brackley Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Brackley school in Northamptonshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Brackley should I situate my son/daughter? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Brackley vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose 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 characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's 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 standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Brackley vicinity. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Brackley 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 Brackley Primary or Brackley Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.