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Elland Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Elland school in West Yorkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Elland should I place my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Elland vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on scholarly 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 nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is customarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Elland 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

  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Elland 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 child is likely to attend a Elland Primary or Elland Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.