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Barnham Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Barnham school in West Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Barnham should I situate my child? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Barnham vicinity?

  • On occasion it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment 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 proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Barnham area. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Barnham area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Barnham Primary or Barnham Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.