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Kelso Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Kelso school in Roxburghshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's future learning needs. Which school in Kelso should I position my offspring? It's a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and for that reason a massive consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a specific school from the Kelso vicinity?

  • On occasion it is painless if your son/daughter already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on educational ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a precise number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected 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 is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the characteristic of a school is regularly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Kelso vicinity. 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

  • Class 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 performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Kelso area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will express how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is likely to attend a Kelso Primary or Kelso Secondary school for a number of years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools sanctioned reports and results is a nice opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a good technique to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.