Honiton Schools

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Honiton Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Honiton school in Devon for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's future education requirements. Which school in Honiton should I place my child? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and thus a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Honiton area?

  • Every now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Honiton area. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Honiton 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. Consider your offspring is to be expected to attend a Honiton Primary or Honiton Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic 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.