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Each year parents of children needing to go to a Winchester school in Hampshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Winchester should I put my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and thus a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Winchester locale?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your offspring 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is as a rule 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 alongside one another from the Winchester area. Of course as every person knows stats 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 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Winchester area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is expected to attend a Winchester Primary or Winchester Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.