Fraserburgh Schools

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Fraserburgh Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Fraserburgh 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 future education requirements. Which school in Fraserburgh should I locate my son/daughter? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Fraserburgh area?

  • From time to time it is simple 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the nearness of the school to your home 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 by and large 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 against one another from the Fraserburgh vicinity. Of course as everyone 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Fraserburgh area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 son/daughter is likely to attend a Fraserburgh Primary or Fraserburgh Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is significant to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.