Cramlington Schools

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Cramlington Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Cramlington 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 upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Cramlington should I position my son/daughter? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Cramlington region?

  • Every now and then it is simple if your offspring 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available 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 Cramlington locale. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Cramlington area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is liable to attend a Cramlington Primary or Cramlington Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.