Sizewell Schools

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Sizewell Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Sizewell school in Suffolk 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 future schooling needs. Which school in Sizewell should I place my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Sizewell locale?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness 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 characteristic of a school is typically determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Sizewell area. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Sizewell area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is to be expected to attend a Sizewell Primary or Sizewell Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a fine preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic 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.