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Chetwynde School in Barrow to close

CHETWYNDE School is to close in July.

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i think it is horrible that people find this funny, these are children only trying to have a good education. Their parents want the best for them so how is this ammusing!?

Posted by Ben on 29 March 2012 at 14:58

@lilly. You are showing the view of the large proportion of Barrow's population; that Chetwynde pupils come from wealthy families. The truth is that in going to Chetwynde the children mix with just a wide range of people as you would see in a state school. The difference is that most Chetwynde families are making enormous sacrifices to give their children what, in their opinion, is the best available educational start in life. The only upside to this for me is I may be able to replace my 13 year old car, pay off our accumulated debts and finally give the children their first ever foreign family holiday.

Posted by Gordon on 29 March 2012 at 14:57

Its a shame :(
Im going to miss everything

Posted by Andrew Richardson on 29 March 2012 at 14:53

Mmm!! Very difficult situation for parents out there. Secondary age have limited options, possibly only Walney have places left, maybe FA too. UVHS, Dowdales and St Bernards are oversubscribed.

Should be places in good Primaries, of which we have an abundance.

My tip for Infant and nursery would be to take a look at what Ramsden Infants have to offer, an often overlooked school which achieves massively and is continually rated as outstanding by Ofsted, I believe from looking back the last 4, yes 4 on the trot Ofsted inspections have all been Outstanding, or equivalent prior to outstanding grading re-jigging.

Posted by caped crusaderess on 29 March 2012 at 14:46

I went to this school all my life and we certainly were not spoon feed. We had to work hard and the structure and moral standing of Chetwynde stood us all in good stead for that. It was the best experience of my life and this is such a shame.

Posted by josie on 29 March 2012 at 14:41

Fine school in idyllic setting, giving the people of Furness choice. Last year Mr cameron proposed companies, charities,and voluntary groups would be allowed to run schools and hospitals, (Daily telegraph today). in order to provide choice and break down ''big government''. Here is an established institution which could be saved and allowed to prosper. Are there any high tech large companies in the area which would benefit from a cirriculum leaning towards IT, Maths and Technology?

Posted by mike on 29 March 2012 at 14:40

Responding to the comment made by 'florence'; Obviously, you're not including St Bernard's in you're comment "...the rest of Barrow schools are in a mess". St Bernard's is a perfect example of a Secondary School.

Posted by FR on 29 March 2012 at 14:36

Dear Chetwynde parents,
Welcome to the world the rest of us live in, having to deal with CCC and admissions procedures. Good luck!
I am sure the more sought after schools in the area will miraculously find places for some cherry picked pupils.
Beware those of you on waiting lists for Dowdales and Ulverston Vic, your place in the queue may be about to go down a notch or 10!
The rest will most likely find a place in other private schools in the area.
Perhaps Chetwynde is using shock tactics to rally the troops, stranger things have happened.
It may be goodbye to Chetwynde but hello to Chetwynde academy, watch this space.

Posted by Egbert on 29 March 2012 at 14:31

Why do you invite comments and then not print them? Have you heard of freedom of speech? Or is the Evening Mail getting even more parochial?

Posted by OLD JOHN on 29 March 2012 at 14:20

Having spoken to a number of parents this morning, we would like to offer an Open Afternoon at Windermere School on Tuesday 3rd April for both Preparatory and Senior Schools. Please register your interest at admissions@windermerschool.co.uk or by telephoning 015394 46164. We are all sorry to learn that a school such as Chetwynde with a long established history will be closing.

Posted by Jane Scott, Head of Admissions, Windermere School on 29 March 2012 at 14:14

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