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Storrington Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Storrington school in West Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Storrington should I place my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Storrington region?

  • At times it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published 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 Storrington region. Of course as everybody 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

  • 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Storrington 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. Remember your son/daughter is expected to attend a Storrington Primary or Storrington Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system 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.