Craigavon Schools

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Craigavon Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Craigavon 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 future learning needs. Which school in Craigavon should I place my son/daughter? It's a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and thus a gigantic effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Craigavon vicinity?

  • Now and then it is painless 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 disability. You may well want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is frequently determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Craigavon vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Craigavon 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 child is expected to attend a Craigavon Primary or Craigavon Secondary school for several years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great 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.