Havant Schools

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Havant Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Havant school in Hampshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Havant should I situate my offspring? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Havant region?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified 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 closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Havant area. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 Havant area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Havant Primary or Havant Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.