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Harwich Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Harwich school in Essex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Harwich should I place my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Harwich locale?

  • Every so often it is effortless if your son/daughter 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is customarily determined by results which are available 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 Harwich region. Of course as everybody 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
  • Several 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Harwich area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 likely to attend a Harwich Primary or Harwich Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.