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Aberdeen Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Aberdeen school in Aberdeenshire 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 requirements. Which school in Aberdeen should I position my child? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Aberdeen locale?

  • Every now and then it is painless if your son/daughter 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is as a rule 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 alongside one another from the Aberdeen vicinity. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Aberdeen area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is likely to attend a Aberdeen Primary or Aberdeen Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique 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.