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Halstead Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Halstead school in Essex 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 needs. Which school in Halstead should I place my offspring? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Halstead vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is regularly 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 next to one another from the Halstead 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Halstead area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 son/daughter is expected to attend a Halstead Primary or Halstead Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique 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.