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Somerton Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Somerton 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 education needs. Which school in Somerton should I situate my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a gigantic consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Somerton locale?

  • From time to time it is simple if your offspring 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

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 is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Somerton vicinity. Of course as every person 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
  • 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 Somerton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is expected to attend a Somerton Primary or Somerton Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.