Ampthill Schools

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Ampthill Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Ampthill school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Ampthill should I locate my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Ampthill region?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Ampthill region. Of course as every person 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Ampthill area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is likely to attend a Ampthill Primary or Ampthill Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.