Government gives green light for new secondary school in Thurrock

Thurrock Gazette: Prime Minister David Cameron backs free school bid Prime Minister David Cameron backs free school bid

THURROCK is to get a new secondary school after an education trust’s free school bid was given the green light by the Government.

The new state secondary school, which will be built in Chafford Hundred and run by the Harris Federation - who already maintain the "outstanding" Harris Academy Chafford Hundred - will cater for around 1,150 pupils aged 11 to 18.

The new school project was one of just 38 to be given the backing of the Department for Education on Thursday and Prime Minister David Cameron, commenting specifically on the new school for Thurrock, called the Federation’s plans “commendable”.

He said: “I’m delighted that Harris Chafford Hundred Free School will be opening in Thurrock. Free schools, many of which are set up by parents and teachers, are around twice as likely to be rated outstanding by Ofsted as other schools.

“The plans this school has to support pupils by partnering with the nearby ‘outstanding’ Harris Academy Chafford to drive up standards, are truly commendable.

“As part of the Harris chain, the new free school will share curriculum teaching, pastoral care and administrative services with other highly successful schools.”

The Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is currenly one of the top performing secondary schools in the country, receiving three applications for every place.

The new school, which will be state funded but free from local authority control, will create 180 Year 7 places.

A steering group had been set up to gather support and develop plans for the school.

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price was delighted on hearing the news and said the new school would give parents in West Thurrock and Chafford Hundred more choice.

She told the Gazette: “This will see the creation of more good quality school places in the west of the borough where they are much needed and shows that this Government is committed to providing the schools that parents want for their children.

Thurrock Gazette: Chafford Hundred Campus is to become a Harris Academy

The Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

“Parents shouldn’t be forced to accept a school place for their child which is not what they would choose for them. Sadly this is too often the case in Thurrock, especially in Chafford where the existing academy is oversubscribed.”

A primary free school opened at the Harris Academy Chafford Hundred in September, providing 60 additional primary school places.

Harris Chafford Hundred Free School will be Thurrock's eleventh secondary school.

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8:27am Thu 19 Jun 14

Bernard 87 says...

This is good news but what they need to do is stop building houses hen you would not need a constant supply of school places in the west of the borough.

A grammar school would also be a good idea for Thurrock.
This is good news but what they need to do is stop building houses hen you would not need a constant supply of school places in the west of the borough. A grammar school would also be a good idea for Thurrock. Bernard 87
  • Score: 6

8:27am Thu 19 Jun 14

Bernard 87 says...

This is good news but what they need to do is stop building houses then you would not need a constant supply of school places in the west of the borough.

A grammar school would also be a good idea for Thurrock.
This is good news but what they need to do is stop building houses then you would not need a constant supply of school places in the west of the borough. A grammar school would also be a good idea for Thurrock. Bernard 87
  • Score: 3

8:31am Thu 19 Jun 14

Marcus P says...

There are 700 surplus secondary places in Thurrock. This looks like another tax payer funded vanity project.

Regardless of which Party wins the election next year, I predict neither JDP or Mr Gove will be their present positions of power.
There are 700 surplus secondary places in Thurrock. This looks like another tax payer funded vanity project. Regardless of which Party wins the election next year, I predict neither JDP or Mr Gove will be their present positions of power. Marcus P
  • Score: -5

8:50am Thu 19 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

Forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones?

Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today!
Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today! E.C.M.
  • Score: -4

8:59am Thu 19 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

How spooky! Just read the other school based item reported by the TG today.

“This school is becoming more and more like a robotic institution whereby children’s individuality is taken away, their minds and personality controlled and friends dictated by the school.”

I couldn't had put it better myself!
How spooky! Just read the other school based item reported by the TG today. “This school is becoming more and more like a robotic institution whereby children’s individuality is taken away, their minds and personality controlled and friends dictated by the school.” I couldn't had put it better myself! E.C.M.
  • Score: -2

10:50am Thu 19 Jun 14

M.T1234 says...

E.C.M. wrote:
Forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones?

Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today!
I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.
[quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today![/p][/quote]I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view. M.T1234
  • Score: 15

11:09am Thu 19 Jun 14

Mattster says...

One things for sure, this new school will not be built in Chafford as their is no space left, it will be interesting to see exactly where it will go.
One things for sure, this new school will not be built in Chafford as their is no space left, it will be interesting to see exactly where it will go. Mattster
  • Score: 6

11:43am Thu 19 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

M.T1234 wrote:
E.C.M. wrote:
Forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones?

Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today!
I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.
I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society!

Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy.

Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve!

You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create!
[quote][p][bold]M.T1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today![/p][/quote]I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.[/p][/quote]I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society! Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy. Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve! You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create! E.C.M.
  • Score: -7

11:56am Thu 19 Jun 14

Marcus P says...

Mattster wrote:
One things for sure, this new school will not be built in Chafford as their is no space left, it will be interesting to see exactly where it will go.
I had the very same thought. The whole area gets grid locked at regular intervals. Adding JDP's ideological vanity project school will only compound the problem.

With 700 surplus Secondary places and rated in the top 20% in the UK , Thurrock does not need a new Secondary school.

The money could and should have been spent improving the primaries, which are amongst the poorest rated in the UK.

I wonder what the Labour party in Thurrock has to say about this?

No doubt nothing as per usual.
[quote][p][bold]Mattster[/bold] wrote: One things for sure, this new school will not be built in Chafford as their is no space left, it will be interesting to see exactly where it will go.[/p][/quote]I had the very same thought. The whole area gets grid locked at regular intervals. Adding JDP's ideological vanity project school will only compound the problem. With 700 surplus Secondary places and rated in the top 20% in the UK , Thurrock does not need a new Secondary school. The money could and should have been spent improving the primaries, which are amongst the poorest rated in the UK. I wonder what the Labour party in Thurrock has to say about this? No doubt nothing as per usual. Marcus P
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Thu 19 Jun 14

M.T1234 says...

E.C.M. wrote:
M.T1234 wrote:
E.C.M. wrote:
Forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones?

Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today!
I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.
I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society!

Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy.

Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve!

You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create!
Thank you for your concern, but my social skills are fine.
Also, thank you for wishing me all the best in the future - I hope your future will be as bright as mine.
Considering the school has a '5R' policy where one of these policies is infact 'resilence' I think that your comment is therefore invalid. The school always promotes the right attitude for every student and will take it seriously if the right attitude is not shown.
May I ask, you are saying all of these comments, but have you ever actually visited the school itself?
[quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.T1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today![/p][/quote]I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.[/p][/quote]I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society! Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy. Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve! You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create![/p][/quote]Thank you for your concern, but my social skills are fine. Also, thank you for wishing me all the best in the future - I hope your future will be as bright as mine. Considering the school has a '5R' policy where one of these policies is infact 'resilence' I think that your comment is therefore invalid. The school always promotes the right attitude for every student and will take it seriously if the right attitude is not shown. May I ask, you are saying all of these comments, but have you ever actually visited the school itself? M.T1234
  • Score: 12

1:42pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Bendog says...

With so many surplus school places in Thurrock, the money that will be spent on this (once a suitable site is actually found) would be better spent on supporting and improving the present schools. Incidentally, M.T1234, whilst I applaud your support for your school, I am guessing that the excellent education you have received has not included the skill of checking your work before you press "Enter" or the use of correct punctuation. "infact" is not, in fact, one word and it would even have been underlined in red as you typed it! However, it is good to see that confidence is something that you have gained from school or home.
With so many surplus school places in Thurrock, the money that will be spent on this (once a suitable site is actually found) would be better spent on supporting and improving the present schools. Incidentally, M.T1234, whilst I applaud your support for your school, I am guessing that the excellent education you have received has not included the skill of checking your work before you press "Enter" or the use of correct punctuation. "infact" is not, in fact, one word and it would even have been underlined in red as you typed it! However, it is good to see that confidence is something that you have gained from school or home. Bendog
  • Score: -6

4:37pm Thu 19 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

M.T1234 wrote:
E.C.M. wrote:
M.T1234 wrote:
E.C.M. wrote:
Forgive them, for they know not what they do!

Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones?

Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today!
I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.
I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society!

Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy.

Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve!

You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create!
Thank you for your concern, but my social skills are fine.
Also, thank you for wishing me all the best in the future - I hope your future will be as bright as mine.
Considering the school has a '5R' policy where one of these policies is infact 'resilence' I think that your comment is therefore invalid. The school always promotes the right attitude for every student and will take it seriously if the right attitude is not shown.
May I ask, you are saying all of these comments, but have you ever actually visited the school itself?
Self-praise is no praise! How do you know your social skills are fine? Over a million young adults are N.E.E.T (Not in Education, Employment or Training) today in Britain…not because of a lack of ‘qualifications’
, but because they are deficient in said qualities!
“Have you ever actually visited the school itself”? I was a resident fixture and strategically supported the school in a consultancy role, contributing to its rise up the GCSE league tables! However, I could no longer sell my soul to the devil and have escaped the business enterprise that this humble school has sadly now become!
You I’m sure will do well…if doing well is just gaining ‘qualifications’
, because you fit in I assume and tick all the right boxes! Woe betide if you don’t however, you’ll soon be shipped out to the Thurrock PRU, if you fail to comply on a one way ticket!
Think of how many of your peers have been forced to tread the path to Daiglen Drive…and I thought Every Child Matters (E.C.M)!
[quote][p][bold]M.T1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.T1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today![/p][/quote]I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.[/p][/quote]I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society! Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy. Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve! You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create![/p][/quote]Thank you for your concern, but my social skills are fine. Also, thank you for wishing me all the best in the future - I hope your future will be as bright as mine. Considering the school has a '5R' policy where one of these policies is infact 'resilence' I think that your comment is therefore invalid. The school always promotes the right attitude for every student and will take it seriously if the right attitude is not shown. May I ask, you are saying all of these comments, but have you ever actually visited the school itself?[/p][/quote]Self-praise is no praise! How do you know your social skills are fine? Over a million young adults are N.E.E.T (Not in Education, Employment or Training) today in Britain…not because of a lack of ‘qualifications’ , but because they are deficient in said qualities! “Have you ever actually visited the school itself”? I was a resident fixture and strategically supported the school in a consultancy role, contributing to its rise up the GCSE league tables! However, I could no longer sell my soul to the devil and have escaped the business enterprise that this humble school has sadly now become! You I’m sure will do well…if doing well is just gaining ‘qualifications’ , because you fit in I assume and tick all the right boxes! Woe betide if you don’t however, you’ll soon be shipped out to the Thurrock PRU, if you fail to comply on a one way ticket! Think of how many of your peers have been forced to tread the path to Daiglen Drive…and I thought Every Child Matters (E.C.M)! E.C.M.
  • Score: -4

4:48pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Strike Back says...

Hospital needed first
Hospital needed first Strike Back
  • Score: 8

5:05pm Thu 19 Jun 14

woodsider says...

Strike Back wrote:
Hospital needed first
After a series of negative comments that don't really do anything to address the situation as it stands; what an enlightening point from Strike Back. A bit like the lack of oomph in addressing the threat of the next Dartford Crossing; we, the residents and councillors of Thurrock have done nothing tangible in fighting for a local hospital as our population has continued to soar. We all complain about it privately but a local hospital is a truly untapped campaign issue.
[quote][p][bold]Strike Back[/bold] wrote: Hospital needed first[/p][/quote]After a series of negative comments that don't really do anything to address the situation as it stands; what an enlightening point from Strike Back. A bit like the lack of oomph in addressing the threat of the next Dartford Crossing; we, the residents and councillors of Thurrock have done nothing tangible in fighting for a local hospital as our population has continued to soar. We all complain about it privately but a local hospital is a truly untapped campaign issue. woodsider
  • Score: 2

10:45am Sun 22 Jun 14

rocket1 says...

woodsider wrote:
Strike Back wrote:
Hospital needed first
After a series of negative comments that don't really do anything to address the situation as it stands; what an enlightening point from Strike Back. A bit like the lack of oomph in addressing the threat of the next Dartford Crossing; we, the residents and councillors of Thurrock have done nothing tangible in fighting for a local hospital as our population has continued to soar. We all complain about it privately but a local hospital is a truly untapped campaign issue.
yes,a local hospital is desperately needed,the old magnet site would be ideal.
[quote][p][bold]woodsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strike Back[/bold] wrote: Hospital needed first[/p][/quote]After a series of negative comments that don't really do anything to address the situation as it stands; what an enlightening point from Strike Back. A bit like the lack of oomph in addressing the threat of the next Dartford Crossing; we, the residents and councillors of Thurrock have done nothing tangible in fighting for a local hospital as our population has continued to soar. We all complain about it privately but a local hospital is a truly untapped campaign issue.[/p][/quote]yes,a local hospital is desperately needed,the old magnet site would be ideal. rocket1
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Sun 22 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

They make you laugh! Where on earth are they going to find the teachers to fill the posts? Thurrock's record of staff retention in schools is pants as it is!

Why on earth would you want to work in this LA, when you can earn more money in neighbouring Havering or enjoy better working conditions in lovely leafy Essex?

http://www.tes.co.uk
/article.aspx?storyC
ode=6434238
They make you laugh! Where on earth are they going to find the teachers to fill the posts? Thurrock's record of staff retention in schools is pants as it is! Why on earth would you want to work in this LA, when you can earn more money in neighbouring Havering or enjoy better working conditions in lovely leafy Essex? http://www.tes.co.uk /article.aspx?storyC ode=6434238 E.C.M.
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ET2310 says...

E.C.M. wrote:
M.T1234 wrote:
E.C.M. wrote: Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today!
I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.
I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society! Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy. Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve! You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create!
I attended this school and left if 2009. I agree with E.C.M and believe that this is a great school. Unless you have been there yourself you cannot judge. I left school and went onto college to study and now work in London and a very good job. I was shy and quiet when i first started this school and they gave me all those skills that you "Hope" they will give children!

Maybe you should look around at other schools on how they do and maybe have a child who attends the school before you judge!
[quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.T1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: Forgive them, for they know not what they do! Do we really need another soulless, clinical and sterile exam factory, churning out robotic clones? Just look above...it makes me shiver looking at the 'cold' non-descript photo epitomising everything that is wrong with education today![/p][/quote]I am a student at the current Chafford Sixth Form, and I have been at this school throughout my whole secondary education as well, and I can assure you, I am not a robotic clone. The school promotes individuality and there is no discrimation for expressing your own views so I personally think that your comment is not valid. But that is just my own opinion - my own view of the school which I have been at for the past 6 years. Also, considering our school has gained amazing GCSE results over the past years - doesn't it show the amazing work of education? But that is just my own view.[/p][/quote]I sincerely wish you every happiness in the future, but know 'qualifications' alone will not guarantee that you become a successful learner, confident individual or responsible citizen, who will make a positive contribution to society! Hopefully, the Harris Carpet-us has prepared you for life, since surely that is the point of a School or Academy. Believing knowledge of Shakespeare or how to answer simultaneous equations etc. is conducive to economic well-being is naïve! You will need social skills, resilience, motivation, the right attitude...and of course luck! For your sake, I hope this ‘exam factory’ has instilled in you these qualities as well and you become a well-rounded individual that real ‘education’ would always create![/p][/quote]I attended this school and left if 2009. I agree with E.C.M and believe that this is a great school. Unless you have been there yourself you cannot judge. I left school and went onto college to study and now work in London and a very good job. I was shy and quiet when i first started this school and they gave me all those skills that you "Hope" they will give children! Maybe you should look around at other schools on how they do and maybe have a child who attends the school before you judge! ET2310
  • Score: 0

5:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

In 2009 the 'school' not Academy, was in dire straits from a 'qualification' perspective...fact! It wasn't the 'exam factory' it has now become!

You obviously, did well, because in those days this humble 'school' focussed on 'education' and not solely 'qualifications!

You my friend are proof and a product of the good old days...but sadly, they are now long gone!
In 2009 the 'school' not Academy, was in dire straits from a 'qualification' perspective...fact! It wasn't the 'exam factory' it has now become! You obviously, did well, because in those days this humble 'school' focussed on 'education' and not solely 'qualifications! You my friend are proof and a product of the good old days...but sadly, they are now long gone! E.C.M.
  • Score: 0

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