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Each year parents of children needing to go to a Lye 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 impending schooling needs. Which school in Lye should I put my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Lye locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring 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's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Lye area. 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 Lye 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. Remember your offspring is to be expected to attend a Lye Primary or Lye Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital 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 culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.