Juniper Green Schools

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Juniper Green Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Juniper Green 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 upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Juniper Green should I put my son/daughter? It is a hard choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops throughout childhood and as a result a gigantic effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Juniper Green region?

  • Sometimes it is straightforward if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments select a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is regularly 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 alongside one another from the Juniper Green vicinity. Of course as everybody 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Juniper Green area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. 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 offspring is liable to attend a Juniper Green Primary or Juniper Green Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a decent opening way 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 great route 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.