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Lauder Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Lauder school in Berwickshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Lauder should I situate my offspring? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Lauder locale?

  • Every so often it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is mostly 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 alongside one another from the Lauder locale. Of course as every person knows statistics 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 Examination 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 Lauder area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is to be expected to attend a Lauder Primary or Lauder Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a nice initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.