Whitchurch Schools

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Whitchurch Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Whitchurch school in Shropshire 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 Whitchurch should I put my son/daughter? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Whitchurch region?

  • On occasion it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain 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 nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is as a rule 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 Whitchurch 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Whitchurch 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. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Whitchurch Primary or Whitchurch Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.