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Parbold Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Parbold 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 upcoming education requirements. Which school in Parbold should I put my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Parbold area?

  • On occasion it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others 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 certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are published 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 Parbold region. 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

  • Class 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 Parbold area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal 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 Parbold Primary or Parbold Secondary school for several years, so it's important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.