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Leiston Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Leiston school in Suffolk for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Leiston should I put my son/daughter? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Leiston locale?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment 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 well require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is generally determined by results which are published 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 Leiston vicinity. Of course as everyone 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

  • 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Leiston area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Leiston Primary or Leiston Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.