Eyemouth Schools

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Eyemouth Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Eyemouth school in Berwickshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending learning requirements. Which school in Eyemouth should I position my offspring? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and thus a mammoth effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Eyemouth region?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is customarily determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Eyemouth vicinity. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition 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 results.

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

By a schools formal reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great way 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.