Litherland Schools

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Litherland Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Litherland school in Merseyside for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning needs. Which school in Litherland should I position my offspring? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and thus a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Litherland area?

  • Now and then it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a quantity of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are published 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 Litherland vicinity. Of course as every person 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 Exam 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Litherland area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Litherland Primary or Litherland Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.