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Sandy Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Sandy school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Sandy should I position my son/daughter? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a unique school from the Sandy vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Sandy region. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Sandy area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 expected to attend a Sandy Primary or Sandy Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.