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Thornton Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Thornton 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 upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Thornton should I put my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Thornton area?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your offspring 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is ordinarily 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 Thornton vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Thornton area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice 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 Thornton Primary or Thornton Secondary school for some years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.