Aboyne Schools

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Aboyne Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Aboyne school in Aberdeenshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Aboyne should I situate my offspring? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Aboyne locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is commonly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Aboyne region. Of course as everyone 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

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Aboyne 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 to be expected to attend a Aboyne Primary or Aboyne Secondary school for a number of years, so it's significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.