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Workington Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Workington 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 future learning needs. Which school in Workington should I put my child? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Workington locale?

  • Every so often it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly 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 against one another from the Workington region. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • Different 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 Workington area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Workington Primary or Workington Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and call on 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 permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.