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Highworth Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Highworth school in Wiltshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Highworth should I put my offspring? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a colossal consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Highworth region?

  • Every now and then it is painless 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after 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 choose a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is frequently determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Highworth vicinity. 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Highworth 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 son/daughter is expected to attend a Highworth Primary or Highworth Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic technique 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.