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Harwell Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Harwell school in Oxfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Harwell should I situate my offspring? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Harwell area?

  • At times it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is mostly determined by results which are available 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 Harwell area. 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

  • Condition 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Harwell area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is liable to attend a Harwell Primary or Harwell Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.