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Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Southam school in Warwickshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Southam should I put my offspring? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Southam region?

  • Now and then it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on scholarly 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 excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Southam region. 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

  • Class 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Southam 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. Remember your son/daughter is expected to attend a Southam Primary or Southam Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.