Caerphilly Schools

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Caerphilly Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Caerphilly school in Mid Glamorgan 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 Caerphilly should I locate my son/daughter? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Caerphilly vicinity?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on educational 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 excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Caerphilly locale. Of course as everyone 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 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Caerphilly area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is expected to attend a Caerphilly Primary or Caerphilly Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and drop in 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 allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.