Kirriemuir Schools

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Kirriemuir Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Kirriemuir school in Angus for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning needs. Which school in Kirriemuir should I put my son/daughter? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops throughout childhood and consequently a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Kirriemuir locale?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is typically 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 Kirriemuir vicinity. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Kirriemuir 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. Consider your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Kirriemuir Primary or Kirriemuir Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.