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Brora Schools

Each year parents of children requiring to go to a Brora school in Sutherland 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 requirements. Which school in Brora should I place my offspring? It's a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative end product on how your child develops during childhood and for that reason a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the Brora locale?

  • Sometimes it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You might need to send off your child to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your child went to a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a fraction of their pupils on scholarly 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 proximity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Brora area. Of course as everyone knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class 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 Brora area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your offspring is expected to attend a Brora Primary or Brora Secondary school for a number of years, so it's significant to know if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a useful initial way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route 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.