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Linlithgow Schools

Every year parents of kids requiring to go to a Linlithgow school in West Lothian 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 Linlithgow should I position my child? It is a testing judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a huge effect on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Linlithgow locale?

  • Occasionally it is painless if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps want to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring went to an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others go for a quantity of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the establishment awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain 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 is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is usually determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the usual newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Linlithgow locale. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Quality of intake to the school
  • Several 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Linlithgow area as well as the rest of the UK. 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 child is to be expected to attend a Linlithgow Primary or Linlithgow Secondary school for several years, so it is imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a useful preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's fundamental you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good means to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.