Gatley Schools

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Gatley Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Gatley school in Greater Manchester 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 impending education requirements. Which school in Gatley should I position my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and thus a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Gatley locale?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child 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 regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Gatley vicinity. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Gatley 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 child is to be expected to attend a Gatley Primary or Gatley Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a fine preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.