How can we mark out a good school?;Letter

12th February 1999 at 00:00
On the one hand the Government praises a school as "excellent" and gives it a Charter Mark and on the other it ranks it at the bottom of local league tables (TES, January 29). How is the public to know a "good school"?

As a teacher and parent I have recently had to choose a secondary for my daughter. We had the choice of two schools, one with good results, one not so good.

However, those parents who took the time to discover more often chose the latter as we did. There are so many factors that contribute to a school's excellence it is time those simplistic tables were got rid of.

Phil Parker 19 St James Road Harpenden, Herts

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