Bishop Auckland Schools

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Bishop Auckland Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Bishop Auckland school in County Durham for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Bishop Auckland should I put my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Bishop Auckland area?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is customarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Bishop Auckland region. Of course as every person knows stats 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
  • Several 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Bishop Auckland 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 to be expected to attend a Bishop Auckland Primary or Bishop Auckland Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.