Waterlooville Schools

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Waterlooville Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Waterlooville 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 forthcoming education requirements. Which school in Waterlooville should I locate my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Waterlooville area?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified 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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Waterlooville vicinity. Of course as everyone 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
  • Separate 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Waterlooville area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Waterlooville Primary or Waterlooville Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic technique 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.