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Holbrook Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Holbrook school in Suffolk for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Holbrook should I put my child? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and thus a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Holbrook area?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Holbrook region. Of course as everybody 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
  • Separate 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Holbrook area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a Holbrook Primary or Holbrook Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools official reports and results is a fine early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great means 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.