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Lewes Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Lewes school in East Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming learning needs. Which school in Lewes should I locate my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Lewes vicinity?

  • At times it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places 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 locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Lewes area. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Lewes area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is likely to attend a Lewes Primary or Lewes Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a nice initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.