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Fifield Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Fifield school in Oxfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Fifield should I position my offspring? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

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

  • Now and then it is easy if your child 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness 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 class of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Fifield area. 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Different 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 Fifield area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is likely to attend a Fifield Primary or Fifield Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.