Dunkeld Schools

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Dunkeld Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Dunkeld 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 future learning requirements. Which school in Dunkeld should I put my son/daughter? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Dunkeld area?

  • On occasion it is straightforward if your child 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 proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a proportion of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment 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 is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is ordinarily 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 against one another from the Dunkeld region. Of course as everybody 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

  • Quality 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Dunkeld area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your child is likely to attend a Dunkeld Primary or Dunkeld Secondary school for some years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.