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Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Newhaven school in East Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Newhaven should I place my offspring? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Newhaven vicinity?

  • Every so often it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Newhaven 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. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Newhaven Primary or Newhaven Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic technique to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.