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Larne Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Larne school in County Antrim for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Larne should I place my son/daughter? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a gigantic consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Larne area?

  • Now and then it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is usually determined by results which are available 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 Larne vicinity. Of course as everybody 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Larne area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is expected to attend a Larne Primary or Larne Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a fine preliminary 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 tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.