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Sedgefield Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Sedgefield school in County Durham for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future schooling requirements. Which school in Sedgefield should I place my offspring? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Sedgefield area?

  • From time to time it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the value of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Sedgefield area. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Sedgefield area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is likely to attend a Sedgefield Primary or Sedgefield Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.