Loanhead Schools

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Loanhead Schools

Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Loanhead school in Midlothian for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Loanhead should I locate my child? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and therefore a massive effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Loanhead area?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a specified 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is regularly 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 alongside one another from the Loanhead area. Of course as everyone 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
  • Different 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 performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Loanhead area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your son/daughter is likely to attend a Loanhead Primary or Loanhead Secondary school for several years, so it is of the essence to realize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools formal reports and results is a nice initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.