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Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Thatcham 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 upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Thatcham should I situate my offspring? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Thatcham locale?

  • Now and then it is painless if your child 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Thatcham area. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Thatcham 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. Consider your son/daughter is likely to attend a Thatcham Primary or Thatcham Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique 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.