Lockerbie Schools

Church | Parking

Lockerbie Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Lockerbie school in Dumfriesshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Lockerbie should I put my child? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you select a particular school from the Lockerbie vicinity?

  • Now and then it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is customarily determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Lockerbie region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Lockerbie 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. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Lockerbie Primary or Lockerbie Secondary school for a number of years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools formal reports and results is a good preliminary mode 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 good method to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.