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Helston Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Helston school in Cornwall for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Helston should I place my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Helston region?

  • Every 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 grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is mostly 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 Helston region. Of course as everyone 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
  • 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Helston area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Helston Primary or Helston Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a fine initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.