Dornoch Schools

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Dornoch Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Dornoch school in Sutherland for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Dornoch should I place my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops through childhood and for that reason a colossal consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you opt for a specific school from the Dornoch region?

  • Every so often it is effortless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings in the past attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a percentage of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school 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 locality or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your child off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the excellence of a school is typically 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 alongside one another from the Dornoch region. Of course as everybody 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an authoritative body which writes reports on schools in the Dornoch area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your son/daughter is to be expected to attend a Dornoch Primary or Dornoch Secondary school for a number of years, so it's important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a good early mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's most important you go and drop in on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system 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.