Llangollen Schools

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Llangollen Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Llangollen school in Clwyd for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Llangollen should I place my child? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and thus a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Llangollen locale?

  • From time to time it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is mostly 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 alongside one another from the Llangollen area. Of course as every person knows statistics 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
  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Llangollen area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is liable to attend a Llangollen Primary or Llangollen Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.