Prestwick Schools

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Prestwick Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Prestwick 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 upcoming learning needs. Which school in Prestwick should I locate my offspring? It's a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops all through childhood and for that reason a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Prestwick area?

  • At times it is simple if your offspring 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Prestwick locale. Of course as everybody knows statistics 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 Exam 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 Prestwick 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 son/daughter is liable to attend a Prestwick Primary or Prestwick Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a nice initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.