Berkhamsted Schools

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Berkhamsted Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Berkhamsted school in Hertfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Berkhamsted should I place my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Berkhamsted locale?

  • At times it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified 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 locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is typically determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Berkhamsted locale. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Berkhamsted area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is liable to attend a Berkhamsted Primary or Berkhamsted Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic 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.