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Kingsland Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Kingsland school in Herefordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future education needs. Which school in Kingsland should I position my child? It is a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Kingsland region?

  • On occasion it is straightforward if your offspring 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Kingsland region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality 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 Kingsland area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is expected to attend a Kingsland Primary or Kingsland Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.