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Coldstream Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Coldstream school in Berwickshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Coldstream should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Coldstream area?

  • Every now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a precise number of places 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 value of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Coldstream area. 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
  • 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Coldstream area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is expected to attend a Coldstream Primary or Coldstream Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools Ofsted reports and results is a decent early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.