Prenton Schools

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Prenton Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Prenton 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 upcoming education requirements. Which school in Prenton should I put my son/daughter? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a gigantic consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Prenton region?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment 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's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is as a rule 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 Prenton locale. 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 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Prenton 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a Prenton Primary or Prenton Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.