Bridgwater Schools

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Bridgwater Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Bridgwater 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 future learning requirements. Which school in Bridgwater should I place my son/daughter? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Bridgwater vicinity?

  • From time to time it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 closeness 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 regularly 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 Bridgwater locale. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Bridgwater area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Bridgwater Primary or Bridgwater Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.