Aberlour Schools

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Aberlour Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Aberlour school in Banffshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future learning requirements. Which school in Aberlour should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a huge consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Aberlour vicinity?

  • At times it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments choose a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a precise 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 closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the characteristic 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 Aberlour 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Aberlour area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is liable to attend a Aberlour Primary or Aberlour Secondary school for some years, so it is important to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a nice opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.