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Apart from Ofsted and League tables how else do you find out about a school

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Wills Thu 21-Jul-05 11:11:56

We're really hoping to move from North London to Broadstairs. Apart from looking at out of date Ofsted reports (by out of date I mean most are 2002/2003 etc) and League tables how else can I go about finding out about a school. At the moment my eldest dd (5yrs) goes to a gorgeous village school with a very strong parent community. She's happy. Although I want my child to do well at school my primary objective for my daughters is that they learn to love learning. Learning must be fun. How the heck do I find out about that?

ScummyMummy Thu 21-Jul-05 11:13:28

Talk to parents and kids at the schools you think look good?

Caligula Thu 21-Jul-05 11:13:42

Get hold of the school's prospectus, often the language used and the emphasis will give you a clue as to their ethos.

I always think other parents with kids already there are the best source, but obviously if you don't know anyone there it's more difficult.

Caligula Thu 21-Jul-05 11:14:02

And also, could you arrange a visit?

Wills Thu 21-Jul-05 11:20:50

That's the problem. We can go there at weekends but of course none of the parents will be around. Also its now the end of term. Also I have to sell two houses before i can move and given the market who knows when I'll achieve that. I don't know whether to phone the schools up or not? It could easily be another year before we actually manage to move.

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