Chalfont St. Giles Schools

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Chalfont St. Giles Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Chalfont St. Giles school in Buckinghamshire 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 Chalfont St. Giles should I position my son/daughter? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a particular school from the Chalfont St. Giles locale?

  • From time to time it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality 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 example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is by and large 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 next to one another from the Chalfont St. Giles area. Of course as every person 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Chalfont St. Giles 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. Take into account your child is liable to attend a Chalfont St. Giles Primary or Chalfont St. Giles Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools official reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic 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.