Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Choosing the Right School Is a Key Decision; Choosing the Right School Is One of the Most Important Decisions You Will Make for Your Child. Francesca Craggs Has Some Tips

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Choosing the Right School Is a Key Decision; Choosing the Right School Is One of the Most Important Decisions You Will Make for Your Child. Francesca Craggs Has Some Tips

Article excerpt

IT'S not always about the results tables. Many schools offer excellent extra-curricular activities which can equally enrich your child's learning experiences.

Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life, especially when it comes to education.

There are plenty of factors to take into account too, such as the travelling distance, the security of the school, the opportunities it offers in each year group and extra-curricular activities available.

To have the best chance of getting your child into the primary or secondary school of your choice, you must apply well in advance. The process of choosing a school for your child can seem daunting, but starting your preparation and planning early can help you to make a wellinformed choice.

Remember that all parents need to make an application - even if your child's current primary or nursery school is linked to the school you want them to go to next, you will not be considered for a place unless you apply.

Making an early start will mean that you'll be less likely to miss key deadlines.

So finding out as much as you can will help you to make an informed decision about which schools to apply to. Ask yourself what you - and your child - need from a school, and start gathering information early. Most schools will hold open days providing parents with an excellent opportunity to see just what individual schools have on offer.

From facilities and subjects, to extracurricular activities and past achievements, open days are a great way to get an insight into what's going on at your preferred choice.

Parents can speak to teachers, pupils and staff and get a feel for the place. If you think a school may suit your child, go and see it for yourself.

Open days or evenings are a good opportunity to see schools at their best, to tour the school, meet staff and have a look at children's work. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.