Malmesbury Schools

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Malmesbury Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Malmesbury school in Wiltshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Malmesbury should I put my son/daughter? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Malmesbury area?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Malmesbury locale. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • 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 Malmesbury area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Malmesbury Primary or Malmesbury Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.