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Kington Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Kington school in Herefordshire 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 education requirements. Which school in Kington should I place my offspring? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Kington locale?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter 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 usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Kington locale. 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

  • Condition 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 Kington area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is to be expected to attend a Kington Primary or Kington Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a good preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.