Leatherhead Schools

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Leatherhead Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Leatherhead school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Leatherhead should I put my son/daughter? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Leatherhead vicinity?

  • From time to time it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • 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 audition (if the school awards a certain 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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is regularly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Leatherhead area. Of course as everybody 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 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Leatherhead 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. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Leatherhead Primary or Leatherhead Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.