Chalfont St. Peter Schools

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Chalfont St. Peter Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Chalfont St. Peter school in Buckinghamshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Chalfont St. Peter should I put my child? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Chalfont St. Peter area?

  • Now and then it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school 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 propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is commonly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Chalfont St. Peter vicinity. Of course as every person knows statistics 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Chalfont St. Peter area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is liable to attend a Chalfont St. Peter Primary or Chalfont St. Peter Secondary school for some years, so it's important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to 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 straight to the head of the school.