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Every year parents of children needing to go to a Greenock school in Renfrewshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's upcoming education needs. Which school in Greenock should I situate my offspring? It's a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

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

  • At times it is simple if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity 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 excellence of a school is typically determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Greenock vicinity. 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

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Separate 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 Greenock area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is liable to attend a Greenock Primary or Greenock Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

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