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Every year parents of children needing to go to a Otley school in West Yorkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Otley should I put my son/daughter? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Otley locale?

  • Every now and then it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously 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 look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is customarily 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 next to one another from the Otley locale. Of course as everybody knows statistics 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
  • 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Otley area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is expected to attend a Otley Primary or Otley Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.