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Helensburgh Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Helensburgh school in Dunbartonshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming education needs. Which school in Helensburgh should I put my son/daughter? It's a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops all through childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

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

  • Now and then it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Helensburgh area. Of course as everyone 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Helensburgh area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Helensburgh Primary or Helensburgh Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.