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Moffat Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Moffat 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 forthcoming learning needs. Which school in Moffat should I situate my son/daughter? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Moffat locale?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
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  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (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 quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is habitually determined by results which are published 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 Moffat locale. 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

  • Quality 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Moffat 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 offspring is expected to attend a Moffat Primary or Moffat Secondary school for some years, so it is important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic way to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.