Laurencekirk Schools

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Laurencekirk Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Laurencekirk school in Kincardineshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Laurencekirk should I place my offspring? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops through childhood and therefore a mammoth consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

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

  • On occasion it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain 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 closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Laurencekirk locale. Of course as every person 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
  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Laurencekirk 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. Bear in mind your child is expected to attend a Laurencekirk Primary or Laurencekirk Secondary school for some years, so it is imperative to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is imperative you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.