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Fulham Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Fulham school in Greater London for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Fulham should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and thus a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a particular school from the Fulham region?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Fulham 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
  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Fulham area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is to be expected to attend a Fulham Primary or Fulham Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.