Ballymoney Schools

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Ballymoney Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Ballymoney school in County Antrim for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's impending schooling requirements. Which school in Ballymoney should I put my child? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a unique school from the Ballymoney region?

  • Every now and then it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain 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 locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Ballymoney locale. Of course as every person knows stats 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Ballymoney area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is likely to attend a Ballymoney Primary or Ballymoney Secondary school for several years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a good opening mode 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 system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.