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Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Stanmore school in Middlesex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Stanmore should I situate my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Stanmore vicinity?

  • On occasion it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is 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 usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Stanmore region. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Stanmore area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Stanmore Primary or Stanmore Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method 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.