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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Primary schools go supersize

Number of primary schools with more than 1,000 pupils has risen by 60% in past three year

Ocklynge Junior School lunch hall

 It wasn't so long ago that we were being told that there were too many primary school "places" and that some should be closed and the teachers made redundant. This "wave" of children will soon be seeking secondary education places and then university places. Some people have been critical for years of the lunacy of successive government closing schools of all levels , with the preposterous logic there were too many places for the existing demand and that advances in new technology and efficiency savings would ensure a higher standard of education. (Everyone knew of course that it was all about the government saving money as is usually the motive). The chickens now seem to be coming home to roost. Big is usually not better.