Callander Schools

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Callander Schools

Every year parents of children requiring to go to a Callander school in Perthshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Callander should I position my child? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a huge consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Callander area?

  • On occasion it is painless if your offspring 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You might need to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain 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 straightforward 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 published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Callander vicinity. Of course as everyone knows statistics 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
  • Different 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Callander area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your son/daughter is likely to attend a Callander Primary or Callander Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a good early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic means 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.