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Galston Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Galston 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 schooling requirements. Which school in Galston should I put my offspring? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a mammoth effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Galston locale?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Galston region. Of course as everybody knows statistics 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
  • 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Galston 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. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Galston Primary or Galston Secondary school for several years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful preliminary mode 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 great system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.