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Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Hamilton school in Lanarkshire 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 Hamilton should I situate my offspring? It is a testing decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops through childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Hamilton locale?

  • Occasionally it is easy if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may possibly want to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the propinquity 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 value of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Hamilton vicinity. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 results.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Hamilton area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Hamilton Primary or Hamilton Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method 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.