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Wilton Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Wilton 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 forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Wilton should I situate my child? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Wilton vicinity?

  • At times it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on intellectual 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 characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available 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 Wilton region. Of course as every person knows stats 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
  • Several Exam 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Wilton area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 child is likely to attend a Wilton Primary or Wilton Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.