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Beckington Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Beckington school in Somerset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Beckington should I put my son/daughter? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a particular school from the Beckington area?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Beckington region. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Beckington area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is expected to attend a Beckington Primary or Beckington Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system 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.