Armagh Schools

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Armagh Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Armagh school in County Antrim for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Armagh should I situate my son/daughter? It is 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 thus a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Armagh vicinity?

  • At times it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is typically determined by results which are available 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 Armagh region. Of course as every person knows data 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Armagh area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is likely to attend a Armagh Primary or Armagh Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.