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Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Seaton school in Devon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Seaton should I situate my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Seaton region?

  • On occasion it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Seaton region. Of course as everyone 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
  • Separate Examination 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Seaton area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Seaton Primary or Seaton Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.