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Each year parents of kids needing to go to a Melrose 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 impending education needs. Which school in Melrose should I situate my child? It's a difficult judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and therefore a massive consequence on that offspring as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a unique school from the Melrose vicinity?

  • Occasionally it is simple if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your proximity to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well require to send your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a proportion of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the propinquity 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 worth of a school is as a rule determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Melrose locale. Of course as every person 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

  • Condition 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 performance.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Melrose area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Bear in mind your offspring is likely to attend a Melrose Primary or Melrose Secondary school for some years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Via a schools Ofsted reports and results is a useful opening mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to the potential new school on their open day. This is a great system to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.