Maidstone Schools

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Maidstone Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Maidstone school in Kent 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 Maidstone should I place my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Maidstone area?

  • Occasionally 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 previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is usually 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 Maidstone locale. 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

  • Condition 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Maidstone area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Maidstone Primary or Maidstone Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.