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Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Purley 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 upcoming education needs. Which school in Purley should I situate my son/daughter? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Purley locale?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly determined by results which are published 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 Purley locale. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Purley 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 son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Purley Primary or Purley Secondary school for several years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.