Stockton-on-Tees Schools

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Stockton-on-Tees Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Stockton-on-Tees school in Cleveland for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Stockton-on-Tees should I situate my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Stockton-on-Tees locale?

  • Every now and then it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality 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 ordinarily 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 next to one another from the Stockton-on-Tees area. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Stockton-on-Tees area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is likely to attend a Stockton-on-Tees Primary or Stockton-on-Tees Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.