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Worcester Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Worcester school in Worcestershire 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 future schooling needs. Which school in Worcester should I situate my son/daughter? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

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

  • On occasion it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence 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 excellence of a school is frequently determined by results which are published 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 Worcester locale. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Worcester area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 offspring is expected to attend a Worcester Primary or Worcester Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic 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.