Narberth Schools

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Narberth Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Narberth school in Dyfed for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Narberth should I place my son/daughter? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a unique school from the Narberth vicinity?

  • On occasion it is painless 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 proximity 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 offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a quantity of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Narberth region. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Narberth area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say 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 Narberth Primary or Narberth Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.