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Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Westbury 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 requirements. Which school in Westbury should I situate my offspring? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Westbury vicinity?

  • Every now and then it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Westbury area. Of course as everyone knows data 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 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Westbury area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is liable to attend a Westbury Primary or Westbury Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.