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Holt Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Holt school in Norfolk for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Holt should I place my child? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Holt vicinity?

  • Every so often it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Holt region. Of course as every person 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Holt area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is likely to attend a Holt Primary or Holt Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.