Westcliff Schools

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Westcliff Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Westcliff school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Westcliff should I place my son/daughter? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

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

  • At times it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is mostly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Westcliff vicinity. Of course as everyone 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

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Westcliff area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is expected to attend a Westcliff Primary or Westcliff Secondary school for several years, so it is important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.