Tower Hamlets Schools

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Tower Hamlets Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Tower Hamlets school in Greater London 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 forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Tower Hamlets should I situate my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Tower Hamlets region?

  • Every so often 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on intellectual 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 excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Tower Hamlets area. Of course as every person knows statistics 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
  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Tower Hamlets area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is liable to attend a Tower Hamlets Primary or Tower Hamlets Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's 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 ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.