Hitchin Schools

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Hitchin Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Hitchin school in Hertfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Hitchin should I situate my son/daughter? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Hitchin region?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location 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 offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is habitually determined by results which are available 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 Hitchin region. 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

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Hitchin 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 Hitchin Primary or Hitchin Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.