Dolgellau Schools

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Dolgellau Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Dolgellau 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 impending education needs. Which school in Dolgellau should I put my child? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and thus a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Dolgellau locale?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Dolgellau region. Of course as everyone knows stats 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 Dolgellau area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 son/daughter is expected to attend a Dolgellau Primary or Dolgellau Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a fine early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.