Dalbeattie Schools

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Dalbeattie Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Dalbeattie school in Kirkcudbrightshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Dalbeattie should I locate my son/daughter? It is a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and consequently a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Dalbeattie region?

  • At times it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is habitually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Dalbeattie area. Of course as everybody 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

  • 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Dalbeattie 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is expected to attend a Dalbeattie Primary or Dalbeattie Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital 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 permit you to put questions directly to the head of the school.