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Whitby Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Whitby school in North Yorkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Whitby should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a unique school from the Whitby area?

  • At times it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Whitby locale. Of course as everybody knows data 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Whitby area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is to be expected to attend a Whitby Primary or Whitby Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go 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 allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.