Faversham Schools

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Faversham Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Faversham school in Kent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future education requirements. Which school in Faversham should I put my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Faversham region?

  • Every now and then it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise 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 home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is customarily 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 against one another from the Faversham area. Of course as every person 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

  • Class 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Faversham area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Faversham Primary or Faversham Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.