Thames Ditton Schools

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Thames Ditton Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Thames Ditton 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 impending education needs. Which school in Thames Ditton should I place my child? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Thames Ditton region?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is commonly 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 alongside one another from the Thames Ditton region. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 Thames Ditton 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. Consider your son/daughter is expected to attend a Thames Ditton Primary or Thames Ditton Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.