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Aldridge Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Aldridge school in West Midlands for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Aldridge should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and thus a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Aldridge area?

  • From time to time it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual 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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is mostly 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 against one another from the Aldridge vicinity. Of course as everybody knows stats 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Aldridge area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal 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 Aldridge Primary or Aldridge Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good 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 great route 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.