Whittington Schools

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Whittington Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Whittington 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 future education needs. Which school in Whittington should I situate my son/daughter? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

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

  • From time to time it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
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  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Whittington area. 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

  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Whittington 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 to be expected to attend a Whittington Primary or Whittington Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.