Hawkshead Schools

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Hawkshead Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Hawkshead school in Cumbria for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Hawkshead should I position my offspring? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and consequently a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Hawkshead region?

  • Sometimes 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 before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified 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 closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is more often than not 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 alongside one another from the Hawkshead area. Of course as everybody knows stats 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Hawkshead area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is likely to attend a Hawkshead Primary or Hawkshead Secondary school for some years, so it is important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative 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 culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.