Kids nearly back at school, is it a good one ?
By Com_Publisher | Friday, August 27, 2010, 18:24
With the kids almost back at
First choice or second, what have you got ?
school now, we’d like to hear from parents who are sending their child either to
primary or secondary school for their first year.
What made you choose that
particular school – was it simply a case of that an older child already attends
and the younger is following suit, if this is the case - are you happy with the
schools performance or is it just easier to have more than one child at the
same school ?
If you are a parent sending your
child to a new school, how did you make your choice ? Did your child get
allocated your preferred school ? If not, how do you feel about that ?
Which are the best local schools,
what do you think? What’s good and bad about the local schools and the system ?
I was recently told by a lady that her son had just completed his ‘A’
Levels at a “top performing school” She said that both her and her son had deep regrets about him staying on at the same school into 6th form and they really had wished they had looked around at other schools and what they offered rather than just "staying put". "Music was a particular passion but the head of
music ended up spending quite some time producing a show in the local theatre, during
a particularly important part of the course, leaving the students pretty much
to fend for themselves ! Complaints were lodged by irate parents and apologies
were made, but things like this should not happen, especially at critical times
in the curriculum".
Do you have similar experiences ?
If so we would love to hear about them.
How is your child going to travel to school and do you think the Local Authority caters for you, particularly if you are in a rural area. Do you have no choice than to join the school run in your car every day ? If the thought of that turns your blood cold then there may be a scheme already in place at the school called a "walking bus", if there isn't, then why not think about setting one up yourself ? Information can be found here at Walking School Bus.
A useful website is the Dorset for You, Council run site here is a very handy page, simply called School Transport and contains all sorts of information. It's worth a look.
Is your child eligible for free school meals ? Check out the page Free School Meals, which contains eligibility checking process and application information.
And of course, not to forget the dates for your diary - School Term and Holiday Dates.
We hope these links may be useful to you.
Don't forget, let us know your reasons behind your school choices and any other school related comments in the box below.