Hassocks Schools

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Hassocks Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Hassocks 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 forthcoming education needs. Which school in Hassocks should I put my child? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Hassocks vicinity?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces 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 home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is more often than not 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 against one another from the Hassocks 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 Hassocks area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is expected to attend a Hassocks Primary or Hassocks Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.