Willenhall Schools

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Willenhall Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Willenhall school in West Midlands for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending learning needs. Which school in Willenhall should I put my child? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Willenhall locale?

  • On occasion it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is regularly 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 alongside one another from the Willenhall locale. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Several 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Willenhall 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. Bear in mind your child is liable to attend a Willenhall Primary or Willenhall Secondary school for a number of years, so it's significant to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important 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 ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.