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Surbiton Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Surbiton school in Surrey for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Surbiton should I position my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Surbiton area?

  • Now and then it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance 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 certain 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 locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Surbiton vicinity. 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

  • Condition 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Surbiton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a Surbiton Primary or Surbiton Secondary school for several years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.