Choosing a school for your child is no easy pursuit. There are lots of things to think about and it’s a big responsibility, as it can have a huge impact on your child’s future success. As a result, you may be looking for some guidance on how to choose the right school. Fortunately, I have teamed up with a prep school in Worcestershire to share some tips.
Consider Your Main Concerns
Before you can start looking at schools and ruling out options, you’ll need to know what your priorities are. Do you want your child to attend a single-sex or a co-educational school? Public or private? What are your child’s main interests? Does your child have any learning difficulties? Where do you want the school to be based? Once you know what it is you’re looking for, you can start browsing the web for your options.
Do Some Online Research
Most school websites will have plenty of information about their main aims, their policies and procedures, their curriculum, and what they offer by way of extra-curricular programs. Browsing these sites should give you a good idea of whether or not the school is one you’d potentially like your child to attend. This process should help you rule out some definite no’s and prepare a shortlist of schools you’d like to visit.
Arrange Visits to the Schools
The best way to figure out whether or not a school is right for your child is to pay them a visit. Get a feel for what they’re like as an establishment; are their facilities modern and clean? Is the staff friendly and welcoming? Do they showcase students’ progress? Visiting the schools will give you a chance to ask any questions you may have and clear up any concerns. Take your child along if you can and pay attention to how they respond.
*This is a collaborative post.