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Ashwell Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Ashwell school in Hertfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Ashwell should I position my offspring? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Ashwell locale?

  • Sometimes it is effortless if your offspring 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large 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 Ashwell area. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Ashwell 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. Remember your offspring is expected to attend a Ashwell Primary or Ashwell Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and call on 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 straight to the head of the school.