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Worksop Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Worksop school in Nottinghamshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future learning needs. Which school in Worksop should I put my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Worksop area?

  • From time to time it is easy 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might require to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the proximity 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 quality of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available 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 Worksop region. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Worksop area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is likely to attend a Worksop Primary or Worksop Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.