Knighton Schools

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Knighton Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Knighton 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 forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Knighton should I locate my offspring? It's a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a gigantic consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a particular school from the Knighton locale?

  • On occasion it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Knighton locale. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 Knighton 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 child is likely to attend a Knighton Primary or Knighton Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.