Tuxford Schools

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Tuxford Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Tuxford school in Nottinghamshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending education needs. Which school in Tuxford should I place my offspring? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Tuxford area?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is mostly 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 Tuxford region. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Tuxford area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your offspring is expected to attend a Tuxford Primary or Tuxford Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

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