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Waterfoot Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Waterfoot school in Lancashire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Waterfoot should I situate my child? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Waterfoot vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home 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 more often than not 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 Waterfoot region. 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

  • Condition 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Waterfoot 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. Consider your son/daughter is expected to attend a Waterfoot Primary or Waterfoot Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.