Criccieth Schools

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Criccieth Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Criccieth school in Gwynedd for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future learning needs. Which school in Criccieth 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 throughout childhood and consequently a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Criccieth region?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise 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 propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is mostly 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 against one another from the Criccieth locale. Of course as everybody 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
  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Criccieth area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Criccieth Primary or Criccieth Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system 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.