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Alva Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Alva school in Clackmannanshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Alva should I place my child? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and therefore a gigantic consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Alva area?

  • Now and then it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
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  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the nearness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is frequently 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 Alva vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Alva area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Alva Primary or Alva Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a decent opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.