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Aldershot Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Aldershot school in Hampshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Aldershot should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Aldershot locale?

  • Now and then it is straightforward 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places 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 location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is habitually 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 next to one another from the Aldershot region. Of course as every person knows data 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
  • Several 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Aldershot area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Aldershot Primary or Aldershot Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.