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Batley Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Batley school in West Yorkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Batley should I situate my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Batley area?

  • From time to time it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose 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 certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is typically determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Batley locale. Of course as everybody knows statistics 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
  • Separate 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 Batley area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Batley Primary or Batley Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic 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.