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Didcot Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Didcot school in Oxfordshire 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 requirements. Which school in Didcot should I place my son/daughter? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Didcot region?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 propinquity of the school to your locality 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 commonly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Didcot area. Of course as every person knows stats 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
  • Several 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Didcot area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Didcot Primary or Didcot Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary mode 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 great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.