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Stanley Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Stanley school in County Durham for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Stanley should I place my son/daughter? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Stanley area?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location 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 generally determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Stanley vicinity. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Stanley 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 child is expected to attend a Stanley Primary or Stanley Secondary school for some years, so it's important to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic 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.