Pontypool Schools

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Pontypool Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Pontypool school in Gwent 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 impending education needs. Which school in Pontypool should I put my child? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a specific school from the Pontypool region?

  • On occasion it is painless if your son/daughter 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected 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's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is regularly 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 against one another from the Pontypool area. 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Pontypool area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Pontypool Primary or Pontypool Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.