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Ascot Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Ascot school in Berkshire 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 requirements. Which school in Ascot should I put my child? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Ascot vicinity?

  • From time to time it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is usually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Ascot vicinity. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Ascot 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 offspring is likely to attend a Ascot Primary or Ascot Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools official reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.