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Fleet Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Fleet 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 impending education requirements. Which school in Fleet should I locate my son/daughter? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Fleet area?

  • Now and then it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on academic 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 excellence 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 quality of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Fleet region. Of course as every person knows stats 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
  • Several 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Fleet area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a Fleet Primary or Fleet Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.