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Bexley Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Bexley school in Greater London for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Bexley should I position my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and thus a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Bexley region?

  • Now and then it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is regularly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Bexley area. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Bexley area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is expected to attend a Bexley Primary or Bexley Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a decent opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.