Canonbie Schools

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Canonbie Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Canonbie school in Dumfriesshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's future learning needs. Which school in Canonbie should I put my son/daughter? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and consequently a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Canonbie region?

  • From time to time it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise 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's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is commonly 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 next to one another from the Canonbie vicinity. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Canonbie area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal 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 Canonbie Primary or Canonbie Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good early mode 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 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.