Market Drayton Schools

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Market Drayton Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Market Drayton school in Shropshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Market Drayton should I put my child? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a gigantic consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Market Drayton locale?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is generally 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 Market Drayton locale. Of course as everyone knows data 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 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Market Drayton 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 offspring is liable to attend a Market Drayton Primary or Market Drayton Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.