Newton Aycliffe Schools

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Newton Aycliffe Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Newton Aycliffe school in County Durham 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 Newton Aycliffe should I situate my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Newton Aycliffe area?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on educational 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 quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Newton Aycliffe vicinity. Of course as everyone 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

  • Condition 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Newton Aycliffe area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is expected to attend a Newton Aycliffe Primary or Newton Aycliffe Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.