Burton-upon-Trent Schools

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Burton-upon-Trent Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Burton-upon-Trent school in Staffordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Burton-upon-Trent should I put my son/daughter? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Burton-upon-Trent locale?

  • Every so often it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified 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 nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available 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 Burton-upon-Trent locale. Of course as everyone 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
  • Several 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 Burton-upon-Trent 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. Remember your child is liable to attend a Burton-upon-Trent Primary or Burton-upon-Trent Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic 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.