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Lybster Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Lybster school in Caithness for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming education needs. Which school in Lybster should I put my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a unique school from the Lybster locale?

  • Occasionally it is painless 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 closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

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 is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Lybster vicinity. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Lybster area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is liable to attend a Lybster Primary or Lybster Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system 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.