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Horton Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Horton school in Northamptonshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Horton should I place my offspring? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Horton vicinity?

  • On occasion it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain 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 son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Horton vicinity. Of course as everybody 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
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Horton 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. Consider your child is to be expected to attend a Horton Primary or Horton Secondary school for some years, so it is important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent preliminary 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 fantastic system 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.