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Thurso Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Thurso school in Caithness for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Thurso should I locate my child? It is a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide on a particular school from the Thurso area?

  • Every so often 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 previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified 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 nearness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is habitually 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 Thurso area. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Thurso 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 child is likely to attend a Thurso Primary or Thurso Secondary school for several years, so it is significant to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.