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Edgware Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Edgware school in Middlesex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Edgware should I place my child? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Edgware region?

  • From time to time it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school 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 closeness of the school to your locality 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 published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Edgware locale. Of course as everybody knows data 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Edgware area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice 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 Edgware Primary or Edgware Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.