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Watford Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Watford 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 upcoming education needs. Which school in Watford should I place my child? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Watford area?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Watford area. Of course as every person 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Watford area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is expected to attend a Watford Primary or Watford Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.