Aberdare Schools

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Aberdare Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Aberdare school in Mid Glamorgan for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Aberdare should I put my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

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

  • Sometimes it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise number of places 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 home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally 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 against one another from the Aberdare locale. 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Aberdare area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a Aberdare Primary or Aberdare Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a decent opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system 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.