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Church Stretton Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Church Stretton school in Shropshire 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 upcoming education requirements. Which school in Church Stretton should I situate my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Church Stretton vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is simple 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Church Stretton locale. Of course as everybody 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Church Stretton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Church Stretton Primary or Church Stretton Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go 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.