Wallasey Schools

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Wallasey Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Wallasey school in Merseyside for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Wallasey should I place my son/daughter? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Wallasey area?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier 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 child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Wallasey region. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Wallasey area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Wallasey Primary or Wallasey Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.