Hay-on-Wye Schools

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Hay-on-Wye Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Hay-on-Wye school in Powys for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Hay-on-Wye should I situate my child? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Hay-on-Wye locale?

  • Every now and then 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 grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Hay-on-Wye region. Of course as everybody knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Hay-on-Wye area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Hay-on-Wye Primary or Hay-on-Wye Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.