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Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Blackpool school in Lancashire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Blackpool should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Blackpool locale?

  • From time to time it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 quality of the school and the propinquity 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 characteristic of a school is customarily determined by results which are published 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 Blackpool locale. Of course as everyone 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Different Examination 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 Blackpool 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. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Blackpool Primary or Blackpool Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.