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Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Glasgow school in Lanarkshire 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 future education requirements. Which school in Glasgow should I position my child? It's a testing choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops through childhood and thus a colossal effect on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Glasgow region?

  • Every so often it is easy if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 home or work location, if it's easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is more often than not determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Glasgow area. Of course as everyone knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality 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 authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Glasgow area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Glasgow Primary or Glasgow Secondary school for a number of years, so it's significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is very important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method 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.