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Peterhead Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Peterhead 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 upcoming education requirements. Which school in Peterhead should I put my child? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Peterhead area?

  • At times it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is regularly 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 next to one another from the Peterhead region. Of course as everybody 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 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Peterhead area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your offspring is liable to attend a Peterhead Primary or Peterhead Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method 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.