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Mere Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Mere school in Wiltshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Mere should I position my son/daughter? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Mere locale?

  • Every 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 grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is customarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Mere region. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Mere 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. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Mere Primary or Mere Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.