How do you decide what’s a good school?

We’re starting the process of trying to find a new house, which means trying to find an area with a good school for Monkey (once he goes to school in four years!)

The trouble is, how do you define what’s a good school?

Do you go by the OFSTED inspection reports, which seems to be more concerned with rating schools as to how they help kids to achieve a minimum standard?

Do you go by the “Key Stage 6” results, which seem to be presented with minimal contextual information?

How did you decide which school to send your kid to?