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Haringey Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Haringey school in Greater London for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending education needs. Which school in Haringey should I locate my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Haringey locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness 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 look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is customarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Haringey area. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Haringey 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. Consider your child is likely to attend a Haringey Primary or Haringey Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way 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.