Chetwynde School in Barrow to close
Last updated at 08:30, Friday, 30 March 2012
CHETWYNDE School is to close in July.
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All i can say is all this petty minded hatred and jealousy is the sort of thing that keeps Barrow and the furness area decades behind the rest of the country. This little ulcerated tip on the boil of england that is barrow. If you don't like private education, or the people who go to Chetwynde, then you can just eff off, as it's no skin off my nose if you do. Yes, it's unequal but life itself is unequal and if parents choose to sacrifice luxuries for their kids then that's fine. if you prefer the state system then that's ok too. Everything in life can't be fair and equal, and i think the collapse of Communism should've made that clear to all of you. Staff at Chetwynde are prepared to have pay cuts or work for free to save their school, and that is dedication you will find no where else. Back during the strikes, chetwynde stayed open as the teachers knew it would greatly harm parents and pupils alike. Chetwynde gets its results not because they are 'spoon fed', but because the students are focussed, dedicated and disciplined, things that are so very few in the state system. I am a teacher, and have worked at many state schools and private schools, i can honestly say my jobs at private schools were actually enjoyable, with well behaved kids who want to work, not just swinging on chairs, picking their noses and getting me stressed and irritated!
Of course Chetwynde pupils wouldn't do as well in state schools, that is exactly why their parents pay for them to have a better education. These are not super rich people either, they have to make sacrifices and do without other things to enable their children to get a proper education. Chetwynde is one of the cheapest private schools in England and parents who send their children there to get a good education have to do without the luxuries others enjoy.
All the teachers, parents and others are trying to do is save a school in any which way possible they should be praised for going to so much effort to do so, it speaks volume for the creditability of the school that they are doing this. I went to Chetwynde and if I heard that St Bernards or others schools where closing I would not be grateful I would feel for all the children who would have to change schools etc as I have with all the press that the Academy has had. I went there from 3 to 16 and personally would be very sad to see it close it was a fantastic school which has made me who I am which is not stuck up or arrogant. The teachers do a fantastic job as I do the teachers at the other schools. Just sad that people take joy over it closing.