Kingston-upon-Thames Schools

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Kingston-upon-Thames Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Kingston-upon-Thames school in Greater London 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 upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Kingston-upon-Thames should I place my offspring? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Kingston-upon-Thames vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholarly 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 quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Kingston-upon-Thames vicinity. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Kingston-upon-Thames area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Kingston-upon-Thames Primary or Kingston-upon-Thames Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.