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Johnstone Schools

Each year parents of children needing to go to a Johnstone school in Renfrewshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming schooling requirements. Which school in Johnstone should I locate my offspring? It is a difficult decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a gigantic effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Johnstone vicinity?

  • On occasion it is easy 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 nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your son/daughter went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a percentage of their pupils on scholarly ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment 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 proximity of the school to your locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is regularly determined by results which are available 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 Johnstone vicinity. 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 formal body which writes reports on schools in the Johnstone 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 offspring is to be expected to attend a Johnstone Primary or Johnstone Secondary school for some years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system 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.