Greenhithe Schools

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Greenhithe Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Greenhithe school in Kent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Greenhithe should I position my child? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a gigantic consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Greenhithe area?

  • Now and then it is easy if your offspring 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Greenhithe vicinity. Of course as everybody 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Greenhithe area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is liable to attend a Greenhithe Primary or Greenhithe Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.