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Each year parents of children needing to go to a Newcastle school in Shropshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Newcastle should I position my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Newcastle vicinity?

  • On occasion it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually 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 Newcastle locale. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Newcastle area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is likely to attend a Newcastle Primary or Newcastle Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a good opening way 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 great means to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.