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Windsor Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Windsor 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 forthcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Windsor should I put my offspring? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and thus a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Windsor vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on intellectual 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 characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Windsor region. 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

  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Windsor area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Windsor Primary or Windsor Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great 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.