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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I get so annoyed with people saying about the 100 per cent pass rate! I know for a fact that if a child at chetwynde has not shown the ability to achieve high grades they have been held back a year, this is so they don't count in the statistics as they are over 16!I have nothing against private education but massaging the figures is disgusting!
We are all in this together
As a product of a "Public" school education in the 50's and 60's, a teacher in 3 of the Furness Area's schools, 2 of which have "merged"/"disappeared", Risedale and Alfred Barrow Boys, taught in secondary, tertiary and comprehensive schools in Yorkshire, "private" school 'down south' and now have a child at Chetwynde, all I can say is that the school (Chetwynde) completely satisfies the needs and requirements of this child.
They are happy, and heartbroken at present, and extremely successful in a multitude of subjects, which quite honestly, they would have not been if they were at one of the other Barrow schools. I retired several years ago, so live on a pension, and have all the standard bills to pay, but the success and happiness of this child is paramount. With the turmoil of the past few days, I think the adverse comments made in this forum show the insensitivity of the posters towards the children who are in the middle of all this.
They have NO CHOICE, they are at the most important age of their lives, their development into young men and ladies, who have their lives and livelihoods at stake, and by doing what? Going to a school, chosen by parents who have their children at heart, working hard to succeed and having the heart ripped out of their lives. It is the children who are the ones working hard to attempt to achieve what they want to achieve and they have more opportunities, perhaps, but they work damn hard to succeed to the best of their ability.
Far too many posters are arrogant and self-opinionated and why? It must be a reaction to the fact that they did not have the opportunity presented to them that the present pupils of Chetwynde have had.
The fees for the school are not extortionate compared with other Independent Schools in Cumbria and the country, in fact probably the cheapest, but even with bursaries etc the education system has been such a benefit, it is a shame that the pupils are the ones who are going to suffer at the end of the day.