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Aylesbury Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Aylesbury school in Buckinghamshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Aylesbury should I place my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

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

  • Every so often it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise 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 proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Aylesbury region. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Different 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Aylesbury area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Aylesbury Primary or Aylesbury Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.