Addlestone Schools

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Addlestone Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Addlestone school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Addlestone should I position my son/daughter? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Addlestone area?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Addlestone vicinity. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Addlestone 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. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Addlestone Primary or Addlestone Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.