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Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Southport school in Merseyside for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Southport should I situate my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Southport locale?

  • At times it is straightforward if your son/daughter 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a quantity of their pupils on educational 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 characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Southport locale. Of course as everyone 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

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Southport area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Southport Primary or Southport Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.