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Bagshot Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Bagshot school in Surrey 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 upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Bagshot should I place my son/daughter? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Bagshot area?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places 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 locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is more often than not 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 Bagshot area. Of course as everybody 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
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Bagshot area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is to be expected to attend a Bagshot Primary or Bagshot Secondary school for several years, so it is important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.