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Brecon Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Brecon school in Powys for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending education needs. Which school in Brecon should I put my son/daughter? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Brecon region?

  • At times it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is frequently 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 Brecon vicinity. Of course as every person 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

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Brecon 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. Remember your son/daughter is likely to attend a Brecon Primary or Brecon Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.