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Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Newport school in Gwent for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Newport should I situate my child? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Newport region?

  • At times it is effortless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified 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 propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Newport locale. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Newport 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Newport Primary or Newport Secondary school for a number of years, so it is significant to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat 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 method 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.