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Longridge Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Longridge 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 forthcoming education requirements. Which school in Longridge should I put my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Longridge region?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Longridge vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Longridge 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. Take into account your child is liable to attend a Longridge Primary or Longridge Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.