St. Leonards on Sea Schools

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St. Leonards on Sea Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a St. Leonards on Sea 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 forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in St. Leonards on Sea should I put my child? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the St. Leonards on Sea vicinity?

  • At times it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your child 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 select a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is frequently determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the St. Leonards on Sea area. Of course as everybody 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the St. Leonards on Sea area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a St. Leonards on Sea Primary or St. Leonards on Sea Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means 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.