South Lancing Schools

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South Lancing Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a South Lancing school in West Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in South Lancing should I place my offspring? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the South Lancing vicinity?

  • Now and then 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 elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain 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 nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the South Lancing area. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • 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 South Lancing area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is expected to attend a South Lancing Primary or South Lancing Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.