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Wilmslow Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Wilmslow school in Cheshire 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 forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Wilmslow should I situate my son/daughter? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Wilmslow locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is customarily 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 Wilmslow area. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Wilmslow area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Wilmslow Primary or Wilmslow Secondary school for some years, so it's important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a decent initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go 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 directly to the head of the school.