Chipping Norton Schools

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Chipping Norton Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Chipping Norton school in Oxfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's future education requirements. Which school in Chipping Norton should I place my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Chipping Norton vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the class 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 Chipping Norton area. Of course as everyone 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
  • Several Examination 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Chipping Norton area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is liable to attend a Chipping Norton Primary or Chipping Norton Secondary school for several years, so it is important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route 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.