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Every year parents of children needing to go to a Hook school in Hampshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Hook should I place my son/daughter? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Hook region?

  • At times it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is regularly 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 against one another from the Hook area. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Hook area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Hook Primary or Hook Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic 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.