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East Preston Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a East Preston school in West Sussex 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 upcoming education requirements. Which school in East Preston should I put my offspring? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the East Preston area?

  • From time to time it is simple if your son/daughter 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 special education needs. You may possibly want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is generally 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 against one another from the East Preston locale. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • Separate 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 East Preston area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a East Preston Primary or East Preston Secondary school for several years, so it's important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a good 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 fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.