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Slough Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Slough school in Berkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Slough should I locate my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

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

  • Occasionally 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is mostly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Slough area. Of course as everyone 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

  • 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Slough area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare 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 Slough Primary or Slough Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route 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.