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Tooting Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Tooting 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 education needs. Which school in Tooting should I locate my offspring? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Tooting region?

  • Every so often it is effortless if your offspring 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 location 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 offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain 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 closeness 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 value of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Tooting area. Of course as everybody knows stats 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
  • Different Exam 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Tooting 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. Take into account your child is expected to attend a Tooting Primary or Tooting Secondary school for several years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools official reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important 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 philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.