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Whitstable Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Whitstable 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 upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Whitstable should I locate my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and thus a gigantic effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Whitstable area?

  • Occasionally it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on scholarly 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 quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is generally 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 Whitstable area. Of course as everybody 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

  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Whitstable area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your offspring is to be expected to attend a Whitstable Primary or Whitstable Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice early 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 permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.