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Dungannon Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Dungannon school in County Tyrone 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 needs. Which school in Dungannon should I put my offspring? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Dungannon locale?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is usually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Dungannon locale. 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Dungannon 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 liable to attend a Dungannon Primary or Dungannon Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.