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Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Sutton school in Greater London 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 impending schooling needs. Which school in Sutton should I situate my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Sutton region?

  • Every now and then it is straightforward if your child 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on scholastic 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 excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Sutton vicinity. Of course as every person knows statistics 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
  • Separate 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Sutton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is expected to attend a Sutton Primary or Sutton Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic means 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.