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Reigate Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Reigate school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Reigate should I situate my child? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Reigate area?

  • Occasionally it is easy 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Reigate locale. Of course as every person 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
  • Separate 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 Reigate area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is likely to attend a Reigate Primary or Reigate Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.