Hungerford Schools

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Hungerford Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Hungerford school in Berkshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending education needs. Which school in Hungerford should I put my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Hungerford locale?

  • From time to time it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is habitually 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 alongside one another from the Hungerford 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Hungerford 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. Consider your offspring is likely to attend a Hungerford Primary or Hungerford Secondary school for some years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.