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    Drummer-12 wrote:
    Rules are rules.. if they give them a second chance then it wouldnt be fair for everyone else who was removed from sixth form last year..

    Even if this case is taken further .. nothing will happen because ALL students signed a contract.. the reason why they made everyone sign a contract is to back themselves up in events of disputes such as this one.. even if taken to court the outcome would not change but will cost money and time .. the school may not be good however in this instance they followed the correct procedures agreed and signed by over 100 students...

    I dont think the school will overturn their decision after those students downgraded the school in public.. plus the media always exaggerates things... the title for this article should have been "pupils failed to abide by school rules and highcrest removes them"...

    The school is good however I disagree with their admissions as they should be accepting locall children... I also hear parents complaining about the schools end time... all other schools have one finish time usually 3pm whereas highcrest let students out between 3:10 and 3:40 which is ridiculous. . They should have ONE finish time
    Drummer- 12 the students only downgraded the school in public as the staff at Highcrest refused to listen to them each time the students asked for a explanation as in why the had been removed from 6th form. if their voices are not heard then they have to go futher with the situation to atleast get a explanation."
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'Students kicked out of Highcrest because pass grades would made it look bad'

Bucks Free Press: 'Students kicked out of Highcrest because pass grades would made it look bad' 'Students kicked out of Highcrest because pass grades would made it look bad'

PARENTS have claimed their children were thrown out of Highcrest’s Sixth Form because their predicted pass grades would ‘not look good on the academy’.

Two parents approached the Free Press to say seven youngsters were told their Sixth Form place at Highcrest was being revoked because their grades were not of the required standard.

A parent, who did not wish to be named, said her 18-year-old son was on course for a pass mark and not the distinction Highcrest was looking for.

She said: “They are crushing the children's self confidence – if they’re on for a pass they should motivate them and say ‘you need to put in more’.

“They are wasting a child's whole year. They are not going to get in anywhere else at this stage of the school year - it's totally unfair.

“We asked why there hadn’t been a warning, as teachers are supposed to help them, and they used the words ‘it’s not good for the school’.

“I asked, so are they just numbers on a piece of paper to you then and not students you are supposed to help? They said ‘we can’t comment’.

"They're doing it to save their own skin and to make themselves look nice for Ofsted next year."

A 17-year-old student who had been kicked out of the academy said the snub has left her feeling ‘useless, broken and not wanted’.

The student, who also asked not to be named, is still fighting to reclaim her place but said she was shocked at the way she was treated by staff.

She said staff would not speak to her when she went up to the Hatters Lane-based academy to discuss the issue and later refused to change their mind despite not having an up-to-date report on her progress.

She added: “As dedicated individuals, we believe that no student should be asked to leave if they are underachieving - instead the school should support us and motivate us to get the grades required.

“Kicking Sixth Formers out will not help them make the school better [in the eyes of Ofsted].

“Highcrest tells its students that they are entering a place to succeed. Its mission statement is to ‘learn and achieve’ - but how can we do that if we are not given the chance?”

The BFP contacted Highcrest but it refused to confirm or deny the claims, stating: “We do not comment on individuals or small groups of students who may then be identifiable to the local community.

"Whatever actions we take are always in the best interests of individual students.”

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