Thrapston Schools

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Thrapston Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Thrapston 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 upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Thrapston should I situate my child? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Thrapston area?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your offspring 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 location 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 loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality 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 next to one another from the Thrapston region. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Thrapston 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. Remember your offspring is liable to attend a Thrapston Primary or Thrapston Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.