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Woking Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Woking 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 requirements. Which school in Woking should I place my offspring? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

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

  • Sometimes it is painless if your offspring 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on scholastic 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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually 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 alongside one another from the Woking area. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Woking area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Woking Primary or Woking Secondary school for several years, so it's significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique 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.