Berwick-upon-Tweed Schools

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Berwick-upon-Tweed school in Northumberland 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 needs. Which school in Berwick-upon-Tweed should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Berwick-upon-Tweed area?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a quantity of their pupils on intellectual 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 characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Berwick-upon-Tweed area. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 Berwick-upon-Tweed 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Berwick-upon-Tweed Primary or Berwick-upon-Tweed Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.