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Marlborough Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Marlborough school in Wiltshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future schooling requirements. Which school in Marlborough should I situate my son/daughter? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

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

  • Every so often it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is regularly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Marlborough region. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Marlborough area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Marlborough Primary or Marlborough Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic 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.