Hockley Heath Schools

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Hockley Heath Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Hockley Heath school in Warwickshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Hockley Heath should I place my son/daughter? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Hockley Heath locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly 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 alongside one another from the Hockley Heath locale. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Hockley Heath area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Hockley Heath Primary or Hockley Heath Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.