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Alloa Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Alloa school in Clackmannanshire 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 Alloa should I position my son/daughter? It's a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Alloa region?

  • Sometimes it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is generally 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 against one another from the Alloa area. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Alloa area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Alloa Primary or Alloa Secondary school for several years, so it is important to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine opening mode 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 fantastic system 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.