Inverkeithing Schools

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Inverkeithing Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Inverkeithing school in Fife for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Inverkeithing should I put my offspring? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Inverkeithing area?

  • At times it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location 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.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

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

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is customarily 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 next to one another from the Inverkeithing region. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Inverkeithing 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 son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Inverkeithing Primary or Inverkeithing Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to know if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.