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Caterham Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Caterham school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Caterham should I position my child? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a unique school from the Caterham locale?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise 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 propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule 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 Caterham vicinity. Of course as every person knows stats 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 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Caterham area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Caterham Primary or Caterham Secondary school for several years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.