Hoddesdon Schools

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Hoddesdon Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Hoddesdon school in Hertfordshire 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 impending learning needs. Which school in Hoddesdon should I place my child? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a massive consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Hoddesdon region?

  • Every now and then it is simple if your offspring 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the value of a school is customarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Hoddesdon region. 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

  • Quality 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Hoddesdon 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 child is likely to attend a Hoddesdon Primary or Hoddesdon Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

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