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Ellon Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Ellon school in Aberdeenshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming learning requirements. Which school in Ellon should I put my son/daughter? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Ellon region?

  • Occasionally it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might want to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is ordinarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Ellon locale. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Ellon 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 child is expected to attend a Ellon Primary or Ellon Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.