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Billingshurst Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Billingshurst school in West Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Billingshurst should I place my child? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Billingshurst locale?

  • At times it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school 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 closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is customarily determined by results which are published 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 Billingshurst locale. 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
  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Billingshurst 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. Remember your son/daughter is likely to attend a Billingshurst Primary or Billingshurst Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.