Haydon Bridge Schools

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Haydon Bridge Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Haydon Bridge school in Northumberland for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Haydon Bridge should I position my son/daughter? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Haydon Bridge area?

  • Now and then it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified 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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter 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 standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Haydon Bridge region. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Haydon Bridge 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. Remember your son/daughter is likely to attend a Haydon Bridge Primary or Haydon Bridge Secondary school for several years, so it's significant to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.