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Heriot Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Heriot school in Midlothian for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Heriot should I place my child? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a gigantic consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Heriot region?

  • From time to time it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may possibly require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (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 nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the worth of a school is generally 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 Heriot vicinity. Of course as everybody 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
  • 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 Heriot 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 to be expected to attend a Heriot Primary or Heriot Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.