Carmarthen Schools

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Carmarthen Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Carmarthen school in Dyfed for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's future schooling requirements. Which school in Carmarthen should I locate my child? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Carmarthen area?

  • Every so often it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally 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 next to one another from the Carmarthen vicinity. Of course as every person 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

  • Condition 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Carmarthen area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 offspring is to be expected to attend a Carmarthen Primary or Carmarthen Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.