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Barnard Castle Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Barnard Castle school in County Durham for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future education requirements. Which school in Barnard Castle should I place my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Barnard Castle locale?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Barnard Castle area. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate Examination 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Barnard Castle area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Barnard Castle Primary or Barnard Castle Secondary school for a number of years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic 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.