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Dunoon Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Dunoon school in Argyll 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 Dunoon should I position my son/daughter? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a specific school from the Dunoon region?

  • At times it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Dunoon vicinity. Of course as everyone knows data 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
  • Different 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 Dunoon area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Dunoon Primary or Dunoon Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools official reports and results is a nice early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system 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.