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Carlisle Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Carlisle school in Cumbria for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Carlisle should I situate my offspring? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Carlisle area?

  • Now and then 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Carlisle 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Carlisle 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. Remember your offspring is liable to attend a Carlisle Primary or Carlisle Secondary school for several years, so it is important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.