Basildon Schools

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Basildon Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Basildon school in Essex 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 forthcoming education needs. Which school in Basildon should I position my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Basildon region?

  • Every now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the worth 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 Basildon locale. Of course as everybody 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
  • 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 Basildon 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. Consider your child is likely to attend a Basildon Primary or Basildon Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.