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Leyland Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Leyland school in Lancashire 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 upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Leyland should I locate my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Leyland locale?

  • Every now and then it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 closeness 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 excellence of a school is frequently 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 Leyland region. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • Separate 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Leyland area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is to be expected to attend a Leyland Primary or Leyland Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a useful early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.