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Coleraine Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Coleraine school in County Londonderry for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming education requirements. Which school in Coleraine should I put my child? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Coleraine region?

  • Now and then it is easy if your son/daughter 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Coleraine locale. 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 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Coleraine 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. Bear in mind your offspring is expected to attend a Coleraine Primary or Coleraine Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way 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.