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West Auckland Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a West Auckland 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 forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in West Auckland should I put my son/daughter? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the West Auckland area?

  • Now and then it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a quantity of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise 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 proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the West Auckland area. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 West Auckland area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a West Auckland Primary or West Auckland Secondary school for a number of years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent preliminary way 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 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.