Parent Partnership Service

Choosing a School

Choosing a school for your child is probably one of the hardest things you will have to do.

By the age of five you are legally obliged to ensure your child gets an appropriate education. This may be via a maintained school (primary), private school or elective home education.

One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is "how do I know that I'm choosing the right school for my child?" The answer is that you probably will not know until you have tried it. This question is usually closely followed by "can you recommend a school?" and of course we are not in a position to do that because we do not know your child, or know what you are looking for in a school.

A former head teacher stated that "The most important factor is how the staff relate to the pupils. In the end the school we chose for my own daughter was not the one that put on the slickest performance or PowerPoint presentation, it was the one that paid attention to the young people".

Points to consider when looking for a school can be found in the . Alternatively please contact us.

ID: 307, revised 30/10/2017