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Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Washington school in Tyne and Wear for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future learning needs. Which school in Washington should I locate my offspring? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Washington area?

  • Now and then it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
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  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain 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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Washington vicinity. Of course as everybody knows stats 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 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Washington 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 to be expected to attend a Washington Primary or Washington Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.