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Prestbury Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Prestbury school in Cheshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Prestbury should I put my son/daughter? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Prestbury vicinity?

  • On occasion it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is regularly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Prestbury region. Of course as everybody 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
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Prestbury area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is to be expected to attend a Prestbury Primary or Prestbury Secondary school for some years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.