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Oban Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Oban 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 impending education requirements. Which school in Oban should I put my child? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and thus a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a unique school from the Oban vicinity?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on scholastic 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 locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is as a rule determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Oban vicinity. Of course as every person 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
  • Separate 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 Oban area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 to be expected to attend a Oban Primary or Oban Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental 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 ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.