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Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Southsea school in Hampshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Southsea should I put my son/daughter? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Southsea area?

  • Every now and then it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces 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 home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Southsea area. Of course as everybody 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Southsea 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. Bear in mind your child is to be expected to attend a Southsea Primary or Southsea Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful opening 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 fantastic way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.