Rothbury Schools

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Rothbury Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Rothbury school in Northumberland for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Rothbury should I situate my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Rothbury locale?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is commonly 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 Rothbury vicinity. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Rothbury area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Rothbury Primary or Rothbury Secondary school for some years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools official reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.