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Gullane Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Gullane school in East Lothian for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions in relation to their child's future schooling needs. Which school in Gullane should I place my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Gullane vicinity?

  • At times 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 older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a quantity of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain 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 propinquity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Gullane area. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Gullane 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 likely to attend a Gullane Primary or Gullane Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is significant to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools official reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good way to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.