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Southwold Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Southwold 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 education needs. Which school in Southwold should I place my child? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Southwold vicinity?

  • At times it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Southwold vicinity. Of course as every person 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

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Southwold area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare 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 Southwold Primary or Southwold Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.