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Hereford Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Hereford school in Herefordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future learning needs. Which school in Hereford should I place my offspring? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Hereford vicinity?

  • On occasion 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 previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is typically 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 next to one another from the Hereford 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Hereford 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. Remember your child is expected to attend a Hereford Primary or Hereford Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools official reports and results is a decent 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 tactic 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.