Ellesmere Schools

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Ellesmere Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Ellesmere school in Shropshire 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 impending education needs. Which school in Ellesmere should I put my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Ellesmere locale?

  • 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 grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 characteristic of the school and the nearness 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 by and large 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 against one another from the Ellesmere area. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Ellesmere area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is to be expected to attend a Ellesmere Primary or Ellesmere Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.