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Alton Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Alton school in Hampshire 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 needs. Which school in Alton should I put my child? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

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

  • At times it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is commonly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Alton vicinity. Of course as everybody 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
  • Separate 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 Alton 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. Remember your child is likely to attend a Alton Primary or Alton Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.