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Ruislip Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Ruislip school in Middlesex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Ruislip should I locate my child? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Ruislip vicinity?

  • Every so often 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise 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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring 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 regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Ruislip vicinity. Of course as every person 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

  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Ruislip area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is expected to attend a Ruislip Primary or Ruislip Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.