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Uckfield Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Uckfield 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 education needs. Which school in Uckfield should I put my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Uckfield region?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your offspring 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 want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is by and large 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 Uckfield locale. 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
  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Uckfield 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. Take into account your offspring is likely to attend a Uckfield Primary or Uckfield Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's 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.