New building for Leehurst pupils

New building for Leehurst pupils

New building for Leehurst pupils

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PUPILS at Leehurst Swan School are moving into their new building this week.

After a 48-week building project the old prep school has been demolished and replaced with a purpose built, 12 classroom block for pupils aged five to 11.

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10:01am Mon 7 Jul 14

Plebeian says...

"To educate not according to ability but to the social standing of the parents, is both wrong and a waste.
Private education is not fair.
Those who provide it know it.
Those who pay for it know it.
Those who receive it know it, or should."
Alan Bennett, Cambridge University lecture, 17 June 2014.
"To educate not according to ability but to the social standing of the parents, is both wrong and a waste. Private education is not fair. Those who provide it know it. Those who pay for it know it. Those who receive it know it, or should." Alan Bennett, Cambridge University lecture, 17 June 2014. Plebeian
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11:27am Thu 10 Jul 14

Sustainer says...

Bit rich coming from a man whose own education didn't contribute to his desire to go to university. That aspiration wasn't fulfilled until after he
learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists during his national service and gained a place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He then applied and received a scholarship to go to Oxford. The rest is history and his undoubted genius as a playright is now well known.
Instead of looking with the eyes of envy I would hope we would look at the standard of education on offer and make our judgements based on that.
Bit rich coming from a man whose own education didn't contribute to his desire to go to university. That aspiration wasn't fulfilled until after he learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists during his national service and gained a place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He then applied and received a scholarship to go to Oxford. The rest is history and his undoubted genius as a playright is now well known. Instead of looking with the eyes of envy I would hope we would look at the standard of education on offer and make our judgements based on that. Sustainer
  • Score: 2

10:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

HedleyLamarr says...

Sustainer wrote:
Bit rich coming from a man whose own education didn't contribute to his desire to go to university. That aspiration wasn't fulfilled until after he
learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists during his national service and gained a place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He then applied and received a scholarship to go to Oxford. The rest is history and his undoubted genius as a playright is now well known.
Instead of looking with the eyes of envy I would hope we would look at the standard of education on offer and make our judgements based on that.
Whoosh!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sustainer[/bold] wrote: Bit rich coming from a man whose own education didn't contribute to his desire to go to university. That aspiration wasn't fulfilled until after he learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists during his national service and gained a place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He then applied and received a scholarship to go to Oxford. The rest is history and his undoubted genius as a playright is now well known. Instead of looking with the eyes of envy I would hope we would look at the standard of education on offer and make our judgements based on that.[/p][/quote]Whoosh!!!!! HedleyLamarr
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Sun 13 Jul 14

karlmarx says...

Well at least we are allowed to comment on this subject. I see the Tory MPs and councillors are not letting the people comment on their 'have your say' propaganda statements. George Orwell was right "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." so they prevent you from telling the truth, 1984.
Back to the topic of this debate, I see Goves 'free schools' are in serious trouble, massive losses, fraud and corruption are some of the descriptions and content of investigations, (those that have not had a gagging order placed on them that is). It is now, as it always has been, about the money, educating our children comes second, if at all.
Well at least we are allowed to comment on this subject. I see the Tory MPs and councillors are not letting the people comment on their 'have your say' propaganda statements. George Orwell was right "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." so they prevent you from telling the truth, 1984. Back to the topic of this debate, I see Goves 'free schools' are in serious trouble, massive losses, fraud and corruption are some of the descriptions and content of investigations, (those that have not had a gagging order placed on them that is). It is now, as it always has been, about the money, educating our children comes second, if at all. karlmarx
  • Score: -3

1:36pm Sun 13 Jul 14

karlmarx says...

Of course we all want the best education for our children but, when the best education goes to those who can afford to pay for the best education then the argument that it is all down to intelligence is blown apart. It's not 'envy' it's merely the highest bidder getting the best education, those with nothing get what crumbs are left over, thus making them appear less intelligent. Something to do with a level playing field I believe.
Of course we all want the best education for our children but, when the best education goes to those who can afford to pay for the best education then the argument that it is all down to intelligence is blown apart. It's not 'envy' it's merely the highest bidder getting the best education, those with nothing get what crumbs are left over, thus making them appear less intelligent. Something to do with a level playing field I believe. karlmarx
  • Score: -3

4:00pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Schoolmum999 says...

Woohoo! Lets celebrate the building of a facility to educate the rich whilst they claim charitable status!

I don't think so!
Woohoo! Lets celebrate the building of a facility to educate the rich whilst they claim charitable status! I don't think so! Schoolmum999
  • Score: -1

6:47pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Plebeian says...

Schoolmum999 wrote:
Woohoo! Lets celebrate the building of a facility to educate the rich whilst they claim charitable status!

I don't think so!
Quite right - No tax paid on income. Makes private education even more shameful.
[quote][p][bold]Schoolmum999[/bold] wrote: Woohoo! Lets celebrate the building of a facility to educate the rich whilst they claim charitable status! I don't think so![/p][/quote]Quite right - No tax paid on income. Makes private education even more shameful. Plebeian
  • Score: -1

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