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Gateshead Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Gateshead school in Tyne and Wear for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming education requirements. Which school in Gateshead should I put my child? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a particular school from the Gateshead region?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain 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 proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is frequently determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Gateshead region. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different Exam 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Gateshead area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is to be expected to attend a Gateshead Primary or Gateshead Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.