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Banstead Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Banstead school in Surrey 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 upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Banstead should I situate my son/daughter? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Banstead region?

  • At times it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity 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 value of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Banstead vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Banstead area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose 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 Banstead Primary or Banstead Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.