Englefield Green Schools

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Englefield Green Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Englefield Green 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 upcoming learning needs. Which school in Englefield Green should I situate my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Englefield Green locale?

  • From time to time it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places 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 is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is as a rule 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 Englefield Green 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Englefield Green area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Englefield Green Primary or Englefield Green Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a good opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.