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Bedlington Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Bedlington school in Northumberland for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Bedlington should I place my offspring? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and thus a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Bedlington locale?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Bedlington region. Of course as every person knows data 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
  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Bedlington 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 child is likely to attend a Bedlington Primary or Bedlington Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.