Witney Schools

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Witney Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Witney 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 forthcoming education needs. Which school in Witney should I situate my child? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Witney area?

  • From time to time 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 older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are available 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 Witney 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
  • Different 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 Witney area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Witney Primary or Witney Secondary school for some years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route 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.