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Bookham Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Bookham school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Bookham should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and thus a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Bookham region?

  • At times it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is typically 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 Bookham locale. 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Bookham 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Bookham Primary or Bookham Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.