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Wem Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Wem 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 impending education requirements. Which school in Wem should I put my child? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Wem locale?

  • Sometimes 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 in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage 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 excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is usually determined by results which are published 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 Wem region. 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
  • Several 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 Wem area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is liable to attend a Wem Primary or Wem Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful preliminary mode 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 culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.