Pangbourne Schools

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Pangbourne Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Pangbourne school in Berkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future learning needs. Which school in Pangbourne should I locate my offspring? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Pangbourne region?

  • From time to time it is painless if your child 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may require to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is generally 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 against one another from the Pangbourne area. 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Pangbourne 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. Remember your offspring is likely to attend a Pangbourne Primary or Pangbourne Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.