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Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Sandhurst 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 future education needs. Which school in Sandhurst should I put my son/daughter? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Sandhurst area?

  • Now and then it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Sandhurst vicinity. 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

  • Class 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Sandhurst area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Sandhurst Primary or Sandhurst Secondary school for several years, so it's significant to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.