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Northallerton Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Northallerton school in North Yorkshire 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 upcoming learning needs. Which school in Northallerton should I place my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Northallerton area?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on educational 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 locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is customarily determined by results which are published 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 Northallerton region. 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

  • Condition 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Northallerton area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Northallerton Primary or Northallerton Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.