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Lightwater Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Lightwater 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 future learning needs. Which school in Lightwater should I position my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Lightwater locale?

  • Every so often it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise 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 propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Lightwater region. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 Lightwater area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is likely to attend a Lightwater Primary or Lightwater Secondary school for some years, so it is important to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

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