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Failsworth Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Failsworth school in Greater Manchester 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 forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Failsworth should I put my son/daughter? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Failsworth region?

  • On occasion it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Failsworth vicinity. 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

  • Condition 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Failsworth area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express 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 Failsworth Primary or Failsworth Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic 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.