Kirkcudbright Schools

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Kirkcudbright Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Kirkcudbright school in Kirkcudbrightshire 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 upcoming learning needs. Which school in Kirkcudbright should I locate my son/daughter? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a massive effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a unique school from the Kirkcudbright region?

  • On occasion it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a fraction of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location 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 usually determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Kirkcudbright area. Of course as everybody knows stats 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
  • Several 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 official body which writes reports on schools in the Kirkcudbright 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. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Kirkcudbright Primary or Kirkcudbright Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a fine opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system 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.