Miles Platting Schools

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Miles Platting Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Miles Platting school in Greater Manchester for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Miles Platting should I position my offspring? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a particular school from the Miles Platting area?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is by and large determined by results which are available 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 Miles Platting region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Class 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Miles Platting area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Miles Platting Primary or Miles Platting Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means 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.