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Prescot Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Prescot school in Merseyside for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Prescot should I locate my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Prescot area?

  • Every now and then it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your home 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 as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Prescot region. Of course as everybody knows stats 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Prescot area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is liable to attend a Prescot Primary or Prescot Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a fine initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see 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.