Builth Wells Schools

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Builth Wells Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Builth Wells school in Powys for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Builth Wells should I situate my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Builth Wells locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may require to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain 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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Builth Wells vicinity. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Builth Wells area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Builth Wells Primary or Builth Wells Secondary school for several years, so it's important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a decent initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way 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.