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Wells Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Wells school in Somerset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Wells should I position my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Wells area?

  • Every so often 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 before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion 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 characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Wells vicinity. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Wells 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. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Wells Primary or Wells Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.