Yateley Schools

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Yateley Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Yateley school in Hampshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Yateley should I locate my child? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Yateley area?

  • From time to time it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally 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 Yateley area. 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
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Yateley area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Yateley Primary or Yateley Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.