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Keith Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Keith school in Banffshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning needs. Which school in Keith should I locate my son/daughter? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and thus a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a particular school from the Keith vicinity?

  • On occasion it is straightforward if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may require to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Keith region. Of course as everyone 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

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Keith area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is liable to attend a Keith Primary or Keith Secondary school for some years, so it's of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a nice early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.