Pitlochry Schools

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Pitlochry Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Pitlochry school in Perthshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions as regards their child's future learning needs. Which school in Pitlochry should I situate my offspring? It is a difficult choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and thus a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Pitlochry locale?

  • On occasion it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence 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 instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is frequently determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Pitlochry region. Of course as everyone 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

  • Quality 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 legitimate body which writes reports on schools in the Pitlochry 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. Take into account your offspring is to be expected to attend a Pitlochry Primary or Pitlochry Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools official reports and results is a fine opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and visit 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 permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.