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Ashford Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Ashford school in Kent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Ashford should I put my child? It is a testing judgment 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 decide on a specific school from the Ashford region?

  • At times it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
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  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on intellectual 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 characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is customarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Ashford region. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Ashford area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a Ashford Primary or Ashford Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic 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.