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Openshaw Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Openshaw 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 Openshaw should I put my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Openshaw area?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your offspring 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments 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 excellence of the school and the closeness 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 generally 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 next to one another from the Openshaw vicinity. 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

  • 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Openshaw area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose 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 Openshaw Primary or Openshaw Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.