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Street Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Street school in Somerset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Street should I place my son/daughter? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Street locale?

  • On occasion it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school 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 propinquity 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 value of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are published 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 Street locale. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Street area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a Street Primary or Street Secondary school for some years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.