East Linton Schools

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East Linton Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a East Linton 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 impending education requirements. Which school in East Linton should I situate my son/daughter? It is a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a colossal effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a unique school from the East Linton region?

  • Every now and then it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a percentage of their pupils on educational 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 home 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 usually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the East Linton 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Different 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the East Linton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will disclose how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a East Linton Primary or East Linton Secondary school for some years, so it's significant to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.