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Harrow Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Harrow school in Middlesex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Harrow should I place my offspring? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

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

  • On occasion it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Several 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Harrow area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is to be expected to attend a Harrow Primary or Harrow Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.