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Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Dalry school in Ayrshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Dalry should I put my son/daughter? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Dalry region?

  • From time to time it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is habitually 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 alongside one another from the Dalry region. Of course as everyone knows data 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
  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Dalry 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. Take into account your child is liable to attend a Dalry Primary or Dalry 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 bureaucrat reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.