Wookey Hole Schools

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Wookey Hole Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Wookey Hole school in Somerset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Wookey Hole should I place my child? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Wookey Hole area?

  • Now and then it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually 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 next to one another from the Wookey Hole vicinity. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Wookey Hole area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare 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 Wookey Hole Primary or Wookey Hole Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means 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.