Houghton Regis Schools

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Houghton Regis Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Houghton Regis school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Houghton Regis should I locate my child? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Houghton Regis locale?

  • At times it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Houghton Regis vicinity. 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different Exam 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Houghton Regis 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 Houghton Regis Primary or Houghton Regis Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.