Abingdon Schools

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Abingdon Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Abingdon school in Oxfordshire 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 learning requirements. Which school in Abingdon should I position my son/daughter? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a unique school from the Abingdon vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise 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 propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is typically 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 next to one another from the Abingdon locale. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Abingdon 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. Consider your child is likely to attend a Abingdon Primary or Abingdon Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a good initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.