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Lowestoft Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Lowestoft school in Suffolk for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Lowestoft should I position my child? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Lowestoft region?

  • At times it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually 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 next to one another from the Lowestoft area. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Lowestoft 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 son/daughter is expected to attend a Lowestoft Primary or Lowestoft Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic 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.