Epsom Schools

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Epsom Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Epsom 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 impending schooling needs. Which school in Epsom should I situate my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Epsom area?

  • Every so often it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the class of a school is regularly 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 against one another from the Epsom area. Of course as every person knows data 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Epsom 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. Remember your son/daughter is liable to attend a Epsom Primary or Epsom Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route 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.