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Haverhill Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Haverhill school in Suffolk 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 Haverhill should I put my offspring? It is a difficult decision 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 offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Haverhill locale?

  • Every now and then it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on academic 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 characteristic of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Haverhill region. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Haverhill area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is expected to attend a Haverhill Primary or Haverhill Secondary school for some years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a decent initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.