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Garstang Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Garstang school in Lancashire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Garstang should I locate my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Garstang vicinity?

  • Now and then 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 in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Garstang 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Garstang 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Garstang Primary or Garstang Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative 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 allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.