Alnwick Schools

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Alnwick Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Alnwick school in Northumberland for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future education requirements. Which school in Alnwick should I situate my offspring? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Alnwick region?

  • At times it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

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 usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Alnwick area. Of course as every person 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Alnwick area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal 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 Alnwick Primary or Alnwick Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.