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Wick Schools

Each year parents of kids requiring to go to a Wick school in Caithness for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming schooling needs. Which school in Wick should I place my child? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Wick region?

  • From time to time it is painless if your offspring 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 location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
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  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage 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 excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is mostly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Wick vicinity. Of course as everyone 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
  • Different 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 bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Wick area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your offspring is likely to attend a Wick Primary or Wick Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.