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Royston Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Royston 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 forthcoming education needs. Which school in Royston should I put my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Royston area?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Royston region. Of course as every person knows data 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Royston area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 son/daughter is expected to attend a Royston Primary or Royston Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.