Benfleet Schools

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Benfleet Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Benfleet school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending education needs. Which school in Benfleet should I place 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 mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Benfleet vicinity?

  • From time to time 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your location 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 more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Benfleet region. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Benfleet area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 son/daughter is liable to attend a Benfleet Primary or Benfleet Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's important to recognize 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's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.