Whitchurch Schools

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Whitchurch Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Whitchurch 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 education requirements. Which school in Whitchurch should I put my child? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Whitchurch region?

  • On occasion it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school 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 may perhaps need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction 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 excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Whitchurch region. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Whitchurch area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is likely to attend a Whitchurch Primary or Whitchurch Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is significant to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a fine initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique 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.