Sittingbourne Schools

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Sittingbourne Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Sittingbourne school in Kent 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 requirements. Which school in Sittingbourne should I locate my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Sittingbourne area?

  • Every so often it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual 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 proximity of the school to your locality 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 commonly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Sittingbourne area. Of course as everyone 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 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 Sittingbourne 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. Take into account your son/daughter is expected to attend a Sittingbourne Primary or Sittingbourne Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a decent opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method 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.