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Tenby Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Tenby 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 forthcoming education needs. Which school in Tenby should I position my son/daughter? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Tenby vicinity?

  • On occasion it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is by and large 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 against one another from the Tenby region. Of course as every person knows data 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 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 Tenby area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is likely to attend a Tenby Primary or Tenby Secondary school for a number of years, so it is imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a useful preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.