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Barmouth Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Barmouth school in Gwynedd 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 impending learning needs. Which school in Barmouth should I put my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Barmouth vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality 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 quality of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Barmouth region. Of course as every person knows stats 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 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Barmouth area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare 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 Barmouth Primary or Barmouth Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique 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.