Gerrards Cross Schools

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Gerrards Cross Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Gerrards Cross school in Buckinghamshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning needs. Which school in Gerrards Cross should I position my offspring? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Gerrards Cross locale?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location 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 offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholarly 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 quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is regularly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Gerrards Cross area. 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

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

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.