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Northolt Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Northolt school in Middlesex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Northolt should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a unique school from the Northolt locale?

  • From time to time it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your location 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 generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Northolt area. 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Several 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Northolt 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. Consider your offspring is to be expected to attend a Northolt Primary or Northolt Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a useful early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.