Llanberis Schools

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Llanberis Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Llanberis school in Gwynedd for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Llanberis should I situate my child? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a gigantic consequence on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Llanberis vicinity?

  • At times it is easy 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 disability. You may require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Llanberis vicinity. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Llanberis area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Llanberis Primary or Llanberis Secondary school for quite a few years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a nice preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.