Arbroath Schools

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Arbroath Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Arbroath school in Angus for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Arbroath should I place my child? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a particular school from the Arbroath region?

  • Now and then it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school 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 might want to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is generally 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 Arbroath region. Of course as every person knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Arbroath 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Arbroath Primary or Arbroath Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique 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.