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New Malden Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a New Malden school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's future schooling needs. Which school in New Malden should I locate my offspring? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the New Malden locale?

  • At times it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the New Malden locale. 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

  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the New Malden area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 to be expected to attend a New Malden Primary or New Malden Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means 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.