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Holyhead Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Holyhead school in Gwynedd for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Holyhead should I situate my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops all through childhood and consequently a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Holyhead locale?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Holyhead region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Holyhead area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is liable to attend a Holyhead Primary or Holyhead Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.