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Dunbar Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Dunbar school in East Lothian for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming education requirements. Which school in Dunbar should I situate my offspring? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you decide upon a particular school from the Dunbar area?

  • Sometimes it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a fraction of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is customarily 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 Dunbar vicinity. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Dunbar 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. Remember your son/daughter is likely to attend a Dunbar Primary or Dunbar Secondary school for several years, so it is important to realize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route 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.