Amesbury Schools

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Amesbury Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Amesbury school in Wiltshire 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 forthcoming education needs. Which school in Amesbury should I situate my offspring? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Amesbury vicinity?

  • From time to time it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of spaces 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 locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Amesbury region. 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Amesbury 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. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Amesbury Primary or Amesbury Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a useful early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method 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.