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Spennymoor Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Spennymoor 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 impending schooling needs. Which school in Spennymoor should I locate my offspring? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Spennymoor region?

  • At times it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain 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 propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Spennymoor 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
  • 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 Spennymoor 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. Remember your offspring is expected to attend a Spennymoor Primary or Spennymoor Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on 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 directly to the head of the school.