Shepperton Schools

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Shepperton Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Shepperton 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 learning needs. Which school in Shepperton should I locate my son/daughter? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Shepperton area?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity 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 characteristic of a school is customarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Shepperton area. Of course as everybody knows stats 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 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Shepperton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is likely to attend a Shepperton Primary or Shepperton Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and drop in 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.