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Seaham Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Seaham school in County Durham for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Seaham should I locate my son/daughter? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Seaham area?

  • Every so often it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise 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 home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Seaham area. Of course as every person 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

  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Seaham area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is likely to attend a Seaham Primary or Seaham Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.