Claygate Schools

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Claygate Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Claygate school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Claygate should I position my offspring? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Claygate region?

  • From time to time it is straightforward if your offspring 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly 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 alongside one another from the Claygate region. 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

  • Class 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Claygate area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Claygate Primary or Claygate Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.