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Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Newry school in County Down for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future education requirements. Which school in Newry should I position my child? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a unique school from the Newry locale?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness 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 look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is more often than not 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 alongside one another from the Newry locale. Of course as everybody knows data 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
  • 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Newry 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Newry Primary or Newry Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a good opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important 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 culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.