Maidenhead Schools

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Maidenhead Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Maidenhead school in Berkshire 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 future education needs. Which school in Maidenhead should I place my child? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and thus a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Maidenhead vicinity?

  • Every so often it is easy if your offspring 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is by and large 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 Maidenhead region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Maidenhead area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is expected to attend a Maidenhead Primary or Maidenhead Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and call on 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 permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.