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Burntisland Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Burntisland school in Fife for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming learning requirements. Which school in Burntisland should I situate my son/daughter? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Burntisland area?

  • Every so often it is straightforward if your child 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 might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child 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 scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the value of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Burntisland locale. Of course as everyone knows stats 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
  • 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Burntisland area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is likely to attend a Burntisland Primary or Burntisland Secondary school for some years, so it is significant to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.