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Margate Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Margate school in Kent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future education requirements. Which school in Margate should I situate my child? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect 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 select a specific school from the Margate vicinity?

  • Every now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
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  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Margate region. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Margate 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. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Margate Primary or Margate Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.