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Salisbury Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Salisbury 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 impending schooling needs. Which school in Salisbury should I locate my son/daughter? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during 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 unique school from the Salisbury area?

  • Every now and then it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Salisbury region. Of course as every person knows stats 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
  • Different 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Salisbury 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. Remember your son/daughter is liable to attend a Salisbury Primary or Salisbury Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.