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Consett Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Consett 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 upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Consett should I position my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Consett region?

  • Now and then 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 previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith 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 proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is regularly determined by results which are available 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 Consett area. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • Separate 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Consett area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is likely to attend a Consett Primary or Consett Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.