Renfrew Schools

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Renfrew Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Renfrew school in Renfrewshire 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 schooling requirements. Which school in Renfrew should I locate my son/daughter? It's a hard decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops during childhood and as a result a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you decide on a specific school from the Renfrew vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your child attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a quantity of their pupils on educational 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 excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is more often than not determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Renfrew area. Of course as every person knows stats 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 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 Renfrew 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. Remember your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Renfrew Primary or Renfrew Secondary school for a number of years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a fine preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great technique 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.