South Queensferry Schools

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South Queensferry Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a South Queensferry school in West Lothian for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's upcoming schooling requirements. Which school in South Queensferry should I put 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 thus a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you choose a specific school from the South Queensferry 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 in the past attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may perhaps need to send your offspring to a specialised school to cater for your offspring.
  • Faith Schools
  • Your offspring went to a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments go for a percentage of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your locality or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is by and large determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the standard newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the South Queensferry vicinity. 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

  • 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 results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the South Queensferry area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is liable to attend a South Queensferry Primary or South Queensferry Secondary school for several years, so it's of the essence to know if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools official reports and results is a useful opening way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a good route 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.