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Hanley Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Hanley school in Staffordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Hanley should I position my child? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Hanley region?

  • Now and then it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Hanley 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
  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Hanley area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is expected to attend a Hanley Primary or Hanley Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.