Eynsham Schools

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Eynsham Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Eynsham school in Oxfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Eynsham should I place my offspring? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Eynsham region?

  • At times 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 previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on academic 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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Eynsham vicinity. 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Eynsham area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is liable to attend a Eynsham Primary or Eynsham Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system 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.