Academy sends pupils home for wearing incorrect school uniform

Academy sends pupils home for wearing incorrect school uniform

Academy sends pupils home for wearing incorrect school uniform

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A NUMBER of pupils have been sent home from the newly revamped Bourne End Academy at the start of the new school term because they were not wearing the correct school uniform.

An unhappy parent contacted the BFP earlier today to say that some students at the former Wye Valley School, including her own child, had been sent home.

The academy, however, said the school’s dress code had been clearly communicated to parents, adding that they had been warned that failing to comply might result in students being sent home.

The parent, who wished to be anonymous, said parents had been contacted by text and were asked to bring pupils back, correctly attired, later that morning. It is not clear how many students were affected.

A statement from the academy said today: “Bourne End Academy opened to students on 4 September with the vast majority of students arriving to school in the correct uniform looking smart and ready for school.

“Our uniform and dress codes set the tone for our community and provide the scaffolding for high standards in every aspect of school life. To ensure that parents and students were fully aware of the high expectations that we would have this academic year we communicated clearly our expectations with parents and students at the end of the summer term, during the school holidays and at the start of this term; we were clear that we would be diligent with monitoring school uniform.

“We explained that students who arrived to school with a uniform issue that could be resolved would be sent home to rectify and parents would be contacted. A very few students were sent home today for this reason. We are very grateful for the support of the majority of our parents in ensuring that their child fully complied with our expectations.

“Bourne End Academy had a very pleasing set of summer examination results and high standards in and out of the classroom will ensure that our school becomes the first choice of school within the community.”

As Wye Valley, the school was placed in special measures by Ofsted in 2013. It changed its identity to Bourne End Academy in time for the start of the new school year as the latest step in a rebuilding process, becoming part of an Academy Trust alongside Wycombe High School.

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2:58pm Fri 5 Sep 14

jayeatman says...

So rather than accept responsibility for ensuring their kids obey school rules, these parents whine to the local papers. One despairs!
So rather than accept responsibility for ensuring their kids obey school rules, these parents whine to the local papers. One despairs! jayeatman
  • Score: 78

3:08pm Fri 5 Sep 14

clcclc says...

You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' - now they have, people are moaning!!! Finally this school is acting like other schools and trying it impose standards. Hopefully the standard of teaching will now improve along with the new standard of uniform expectations.
You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' - now they have, people are moaning!!! Finally this school is acting like other schools and trying it impose standards. Hopefully the standard of teaching will now improve along with the new standard of uniform expectations. clcclc
  • Score: 69

3:54pm Fri 5 Sep 14

ArnyP_HW says...

Blah blah blah! Didn't we have exactly the same article this time last year?

The school hasn't sprung this on any one (whatever they're called this year!)

Those who got it wrong - put your hands up, admit your error, resolve it and move on!
Blah blah blah! Didn't we have exactly the same article this time last year? The school hasn't sprung this on any one (whatever they're called this year!) Those who got it wrong - put your hands up, admit your error, resolve it and move on! ArnyP_HW
  • Score: 32

4:29pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Flackwell says...

But let's put this in context - "An unhappy parent...."

There's always one
But let's put this in context - "An unhappy parent...." There's always one Flackwell
  • Score: 25

4:46pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

clcclc wrote:
You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' - now they have, people are moaning!!! Finally this school is acting like other schools and trying it impose standards. Hopefully the standard of teaching will now improve along with the new standard of uniform expectations.
You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks'


I have never wanted it - I have always wanted to end 'selection'.
[quote][p][bold]clcclc[/bold] wrote: You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' - now they have, people are moaning!!! Finally this school is acting like other schools and trying it impose standards. Hopefully the standard of teaching will now improve along with the new standard of uniform expectations.[/p][/quote][italic]You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' [/italic] [bold]I[/bold] have never wanted it - I have always wanted to end 'selection'. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -14

5:01pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Melissamegan94 says...

What they don't tell you is that the school uniform has been entirely changed since last term so parents had to find the money for a whole new uniform.

Not everyone is made of money.
What they don't tell you is that the school uniform has been entirely changed since last term so parents had to find the money for a whole new uniform. Not everyone is made of money. Melissamegan94
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

It's not a new issue though as Arny says - see: http://www.bucksfree
press.co.uk/archive/
2013/09/09/10663004.
Pupils_wearing_the_w
rong_style_skirt_sen
t_home_on_first_day/
.
It's not a new issue though as Arny says - see: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/archive/ 2013/09/09/10663004. Pupils_wearing_the_w rong_style_skirt_sen t_home_on_first_day/ . Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Congratulations to the person who told the BFP:

Our uniform and dress codes set the tone for our community and provide the scaffolding for high standards in every aspect of school life.

They deserve the BCC Education Committee, Appleyard Letheren Flagship Award for excellence in BS - did they learn it at Wycombe High School I wonder to myself.
Congratulations to the person who told the BFP: [italic] Our uniform and dress codes set the tone for our community and provide the scaffolding for high standards in every aspect of school life. [/italic] They deserve the BCC Education Committee, Appleyard Letheren Flagship Award for excellence in BS - did they learn it at Wycombe High School I wonder to myself. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -10

5:11pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Flackwell wrote:
But let's put this in context - "An unhappy parent...." There's always one
Yeah - outsiders who won't conform - we don't like you 'Unhappy Parent' - no one else has complained - do you think you're special or something?
[quote][p][bold]Flackwell[/bold] wrote: But let's put this in context - "An unhappy parent...." There's always one[/p][/quote]Yeah - outsiders who won't conform - we don't like you 'Unhappy Parent' - no one else has complained - do you think you're special or something? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 7

5:20pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Hudson1066 says...

School could not have sent out enough emails, there is no excuse for pupils not being in correct uniform.

Stop whinging and support the school.

Can't afford the new school uniform - but can you afford to smoke, drink and have Sky TV?????
School could not have sent out enough emails, there is no excuse for pupils not being in correct uniform. Stop whinging and support the school. Can't afford the new school uniform - but can you afford to smoke, drink and have Sky TV????? Hudson1066
  • Score: 13

5:59pm Fri 5 Sep 14

The happy wonderer says...

Why is it the majority of the students managed to get the correct uniform??? Is there a certain few that think they are an exception??
If the parents have got the "DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDE" over something as simple as changing the uniform then what chance has the school got in trying to turn it around. At the end of the day it's ones with the DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDES fault that the school is in this state in the first place.
Why is it the majority of the students managed to get the correct uniform??? Is there a certain few that think they are an exception?? If the parents have got the "DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDE" over something as simple as changing the uniform then what chance has the school got in trying to turn it around. At the end of the day it's ones with the DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDES fault that the school is in this state in the first place. The happy wonderer
  • Score: 10

8:31pm Fri 5 Sep 14

kltaylor says...

It's not even that we have had to find the extra money because of the uniform change, but the fact I placed my order for my son and daughters blazers before 15th July and I am still awaiting the delivery! I have had to send them in with pink slips to state the reason they are not in full uniform! If I am making the effort to send my children into school then you should make the effort to be teaching them instead of sending them home because they do not have correct uniform! Or ensure your supplier has sufficient stock!
It's not even that we have had to find the extra money because of the uniform change, but the fact I placed my order for my son and daughters blazers before 15th July and I am still awaiting the delivery! I have had to send them in with pink slips to state the reason they are not in full uniform! If I am making the effort to send my children into school then you should make the effort to be teaching them instead of sending them home because they do not have correct uniform! Or ensure your supplier has sufficient stock! kltaylor
  • Score: 19

9:05pm Fri 5 Sep 14

The happy wonderer says...

kltaylor wrote:
It's not even that we have had to find the extra money because of the uniform change, but the fact I placed my order for my son and daughters blazers before 15th July and I am still awaiting the delivery! I have had to send them in with pink slips to state the reason they are not in full uniform! If I am making the effort to send my children into school then you should make the effort to be teaching them instead of sending them home because they do not have correct uniform! Or ensure your supplier has sufficient stock!
That's terrible that you haven't got your blazers. I ordered mine from Hawkins on 22 august and picked it up 6 days later. I think maybe they've lost your order.
[quote][p][bold]kltaylor[/bold] wrote: It's not even that we have had to find the extra money because of the uniform change, but the fact I placed my order for my son and daughters blazers before 15th July and I am still awaiting the delivery! I have had to send them in with pink slips to state the reason they are not in full uniform! If I am making the effort to send my children into school then you should make the effort to be teaching them instead of sending them home because they do not have correct uniform! Or ensure your supplier has sufficient stock![/p][/quote]That's terrible that you haven't got your blazers. I ordered mine from Hawkins on 22 august and picked it up 6 days later. I think maybe they've lost your order. The happy wonderer
  • Score: 7

9:27pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Hudson1066 says...

Cancel your order buy plain blazer from M & S or other supplier and iron on badge - it's not rocket science.

People are starving, coping with civil war, being held hostage and you are whinging about school uniform - get a grip.
Cancel your order buy plain blazer from M & S or other supplier and iron on badge - it's not rocket science. People are starving, coping with civil war, being held hostage and you are whinging about school uniform - get a grip. Hudson1066
  • Score: 2

12:04am Sat 6 Sep 14

So_what says...

I thought school was supposed to be about learning? Who cares what they are wearing. They wouldn't be under special measures if they were actually teaching the children and not being petty.
I thought school was supposed to be about learning? Who cares what they are wearing. They wouldn't be under special measures if they were actually teaching the children and not being petty. So_what
  • Score: 1

9:48am Sat 6 Sep 14

mistamina says...

Melissamegan94 wrote:
What they don't tell you is that the school uniform has been entirely changed since last term so parents had to find the money for a whole new uniform.

Not everyone is made of money.
And there we have. Parents have to pay to make the school look smart!
Always the parents suffer.
[quote][p][bold]Melissamegan94[/bold] wrote: What they don't tell you is that the school uniform has been entirely changed since last term so parents had to find the money for a whole new uniform. Not everyone is made of money.[/p][/quote]And there we have. Parents have to pay to make the school look smart! Always the parents suffer. mistamina
  • Score: -1

9:51am Sat 6 Sep 14

mistamina says...

Hudson1066 wrote:
School could not have sent out enough emails, there is no excuse for pupils not being in correct uniform.

Stop whinging and support the school.

Can't afford the new school uniform - but can you afford to smoke, drink and have Sky TV?????
Oh my! Hudson, we are strident and assuming a lot.
There is no conspiracy from the poorer classes; only a debate on another action against pupil at this school.
[quote][p][bold]Hudson1066[/bold] wrote: School could not have sent out enough emails, there is no excuse for pupils not being in correct uniform. Stop whinging and support the school. Can't afford the new school uniform - but can you afford to smoke, drink and have Sky TV?????[/p][/quote]Oh my! Hudson, we are strident and assuming a lot. There is no conspiracy from the poorer classes; only a debate on another action against pupil at this school. mistamina
  • Score: 0

10:00am Sat 6 Sep 14

mistamina says...

The happy wonderer wrote:
Why is it the majority of the students managed to get the correct uniform??? Is there a certain few that think they are an exception??
If the parents have got the "DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDE" over something as simple as changing the uniform then what chance has the school got in trying to turn it around. At the end of the day it's ones with the DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDES fault that the school is in this state in the first place.
Happy,
Be fair (AND NICE). from reading between the lines you are probably a supporter of the school. That is good to see.
But steady! Remember, this is a Secondary Modern School, they have been given special problems by the system. We must respect this and handle the cohort accordingly. Just because they failed the 11+, does not mean we treat them like squadies.

Happy. Good or bad Uniforms do not make a school good or bad. Children's grades are a mark of of a failing or successful school. Ask Ofsted.
[quote][p][bold]The happy wonderer[/bold] wrote: Why is it the majority of the students managed to get the correct uniform??? Is there a certain few that think they are an exception?? If the parents have got the "DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDE" over something as simple as changing the uniform then what chance has the school got in trying to turn it around. At the end of the day it's ones with the DONT GIVE A DAM ATTITUDES fault that the school is in this state in the first place.[/p][/quote]Happy, Be fair (AND NICE). from reading between the lines you are probably a supporter of the school. That is good to see. But steady! Remember, this is a Secondary Modern School, they have been given special problems by the system. We must respect this and handle the cohort accordingly. Just because they failed the 11+, does not mean we treat them like squadies. Happy. Good or bad Uniforms do not make a school good or bad. Children's grades are a mark of of a failing or successful school. Ask Ofsted. mistamina
  • Score: 0

10:08am Sat 6 Sep 14

CatherineAB says...

A number of the "commentators" have a poor command of English, themselves!
Yes, some will have found it a struggle to fund a completely fresh uniform - contact with the school might have resolved that. I know what it is to be short of money.
Attitudes can make or blight a child's life so, complaining parents, set good standards for your offspring, and take personal responsibility.
A number of the "commentators" have a poor command of English, themselves! Yes, some will have found it a struggle to fund a completely fresh uniform - contact with the school might have resolved that. I know what it is to be short of money. Attitudes can make or blight a child's life so, complaining parents, set good standards for your offspring, and take personal responsibility. CatherineAB
  • Score: 3

12:25pm Sat 6 Sep 14

KrissieJS says...

clcclc wrote:
You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' - now they have, people are moaning!!! Finally this school is acting like other schools and trying it impose standards. Hopefully the standard of teaching will now improve along with the new standard of uniform expectations.
Well rules are rules. so well said clcclc
[quote][p][bold]clcclc[/bold] wrote: You all wanted the school to 'pull up their socks' - now they have, people are moaning!!! Finally this school is acting like other schools and trying it impose standards. Hopefully the standard of teaching will now improve along with the new standard of uniform expectations.[/p][/quote]Well rules are rules. so well said clcclc KrissieJS
  • Score: 5

12:28pm Sat 6 Sep 14

KrissieJS says...

I hope the academy keeps up these high expectations. I wish more schools primary and upper schools would.
I hope the academy keeps up these high expectations. I wish more schools primary and upper schools would. KrissieJS
  • Score: 7

2:18pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

The letter of ‘KrissieJS’ seems to suggest ‘standards’ are about the way kids dress – was the school put into special measures because of minor violations of the dress code or for some more significant reason.

It’s as if the headmasters of Secondary Modern Schools wish to state that whatever other ways they are inferior to the grammar schools they are up there with them and proud on school uniforms.

The posts of ‘Hudson1066’ asking if the recalcitrant parents: ‘…smoke, drink and have Sky TV’ and the one by ‘The happy wonderer’ pointing the finger and calling them: ‘… a certain few that think they are an exception’ are irresistibly reminiscent of the school teacher’s pet telling us which kids in the playground are unpopular outsiders who are to be ostracised by the rest of the kids.

Are ‘Hudson1066’ and ‘The happy wonderer’ really grown-ups and really parents of children at Deyncourt, or whatever the school is called these days?
The letter of ‘KrissieJS’ seems to suggest ‘standards’ are about the way kids dress – was the school put into special measures because of minor violations of the dress code or for some more significant reason. It’s as if the headmasters of Secondary Modern Schools wish to state that whatever other ways they are inferior to the grammar schools they are up there with them and proud on school uniforms. The posts of ‘Hudson1066’ asking if the recalcitrant parents: ‘…smoke, drink and have Sky TV’ and the one by ‘The happy wonderer’ pointing the finger and calling them: ‘… a certain few that think they are an exception’ are irresistibly reminiscent of the school teacher’s pet telling us which kids in the playground are unpopular outsiders who are to be ostracised by the rest of the kids. Are ‘Hudson1066’ and ‘The happy wonderer’ really grown-ups and really parents of children at Deyncourt, or whatever the school is called these days? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -1

11:46am Mon 8 Sep 14

mistamina says...

CatherineAB wrote:
A number of the "commentators" have a poor command of English, themselves!
Yes, some will have found it a struggle to fund a completely fresh uniform - contact with the school might have resolved that. I know what it is to be short of money.
Attitudes can make or blight a child's life so, complaining parents, set good standards for your offspring, and take personal responsibility.
CatherineAB,
This forum is not an English Test. It is an attempt to get the best for our children.
Let us learn from what commentators say, there is precious little opportunities for the 'common man/women' to be heard in this County.
[quote][p][bold]CatherineAB[/bold] wrote: A number of the "commentators" have a poor command of English, themselves! Yes, some will have found it a struggle to fund a completely fresh uniform - contact with the school might have resolved that. I know what it is to be short of money. Attitudes can make or blight a child's life so, complaining parents, set good standards for your offspring, and take personal responsibility.[/p][/quote]CatherineAB, This forum is not an English Test. It is an attempt to get the best for our children. Let us learn from what commentators say, there is precious little opportunities for the 'common man/women' to be heard in this County. mistamina
  • Score: 1

11:49am Mon 8 Sep 14

mistamina says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
The letter of ‘KrissieJS’ seems to suggest ‘standards’ are about the way kids dress – was the school put into special measures because of minor violations of the dress code or for some more significant reason.

It’s as if the headmasters of Secondary Modern Schools wish to state that whatever other ways they are inferior to the grammar schools they are up there with them and proud on school uniforms.

The posts of ‘Hudson1066’ asking if the recalcitrant parents: ‘…smoke, drink and have Sky TV’ and the one by ‘The happy wonderer’ pointing the finger and calling them: ‘… a certain few that think they are an exception’ are irresistibly reminiscent of the school teacher’s pet telling us which kids in the playground are unpopular outsiders who are to be ostracised by the rest of the kids.

Are ‘Hudson1066’ and ‘The happy wonderer’ really grown-ups and really parents of children at Deyncourt, or whatever the school is called these days?
''Are ‘Hudson1066’ and ‘The happy wonderer’ really grown-ups and really parents of children at Deyncourt''
No Yob, no, they are not. I think you and i know who they are.
[quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: The letter of ‘KrissieJS’ seems to suggest ‘standards’ are about the way kids dress – was the school put into special measures because of minor violations of the dress code or for some more significant reason. It’s as if the headmasters of Secondary Modern Schools wish to state that whatever other ways they are inferior to the grammar schools they are up there with them and proud on school uniforms. The posts of ‘Hudson1066’ asking if the recalcitrant parents: ‘…smoke, drink and have Sky TV’ and the one by ‘The happy wonderer’ pointing the finger and calling them: ‘… a certain few that think they are an exception’ are irresistibly reminiscent of the school teacher’s pet telling us which kids in the playground are unpopular outsiders who are to be ostracised by the rest of the kids. Are ‘Hudson1066’ and ‘The happy wonderer’ really grown-ups and really parents of children at Deyncourt, or whatever the school is called these days?[/p][/quote]''Are ‘Hudson1066’ and ‘The happy wonderer’ really grown-ups and really parents of children at Deyncourt'' No Yob, no, they are not. I think you and i know who they are. mistamina
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Mon 8 Sep 14

chepping100 says...

"provide the scaffolding for high standards " ??

Go to the top of the class for gobbledegook.
"provide the scaffolding for high standards " ?? Go to the top of the class for gobbledegook. chepping100
  • Score: 2

1:59pm Mon 8 Sep 14

Marlow Mum says...

I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh?
Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were. Marlow Mum
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Mon 8 Sep 14

mistamina says...

Marlow Mum wrote:
I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh?
Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
M Mum,
The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though.
For a comparison, I quote:
- From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,''
- Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014.
- The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67%
- Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C.
I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree
press.co.uk/news/nat
ional/news/11442134.
Top_GCSE_marks_for_p
rivate_pupils/
[quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.[/p][/quote]M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/ mistamina
  • Score: 1

8:29pm Mon 8 Sep 14

Marlow Mum says...

mistamina wrote:
Marlow Mum wrote:
I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh?
Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
M Mum,
The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though.
For a comparison, I quote:
- From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,''
- Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014.
- The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67%
- Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C.
I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree

press.co.uk/news/nat

ional/news/11442134.

Top_GCSE_marks_for_p

rivate_pupils/
Very interesting info mistamina. Thanks for that.
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.[/p][/quote]M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/[/p][/quote]Very interesting info mistamina. Thanks for that. Marlow Mum
  • Score: 1

8:36am Tue 9 Sep 14

Marlow Mum says...

mistamina wrote:
Marlow Mum wrote:
I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh?
Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
M Mum,
The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though.
For a comparison, I quote:
- From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,''
- Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014.
- The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67%
- Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C.
I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree

press.co.uk/news/nat

ional/news/11442134.

Top_GCSE_marks_for_p

rivate_pupils/
Thanks for that, mistamina. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment and it's great to have some clear results. Funnily enough, I do remember some results being published on the BFP round about when they came in. However, can't seem to find the relevant articles any more(?)
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.[/p][/quote]M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, mistamina. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment and it's great to have some clear results. Funnily enough, I do remember some results being published on the BFP round about when they came in. However, can't seem to find the relevant articles any more(?) Marlow Mum
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10:30am Tue 9 Sep 14

mistamina says...

Marlow Mum wrote:
mistamina wrote:
Marlow Mum wrote:
I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh?
Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
M Mum,
The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though.
For a comparison, I quote:
- From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,''
- Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014.
- The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67%
- Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C.
I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree


press.co.uk/news/nat


ional/news/11442134.


Top_GCSE_marks_for_p


rivate_pupils/
Thanks for that, mistamina. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment and it's great to have some clear results. Funnily enough, I do remember some results being published on the BFP round about when they came in. However, can't seem to find the relevant articles any more(?)
Just remembered, the definitive Dept of Education results table are published in January.
My biggest concern is the 'The Gap' in Education results between students. I have known of this for a few years. Only recently, I have been sensitised about how serious this is, after very high Government figures have lambasted us on this, the more I hear about the Gap, the more it worries me. How many children are not receiving the education they need?
[quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.[/p][/quote]M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, mistamina. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment and it's great to have some clear results. Funnily enough, I do remember some results being published on the BFP round about when they came in. However, can't seem to find the relevant articles any more(?)[/p][/quote]Just remembered, the definitive Dept of Education results table are published in January. My biggest concern is the 'The Gap' in Education results between students. I have known of this for a few years. Only recently, I have been sensitised about how serious this is, after very high Government figures have lambasted us on this, the more I hear about the Gap, the more it worries me. How many children are not receiving the education they need? mistamina
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Wed 10 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

mistamina wrote:
Marlow Mum wrote:
mistamina wrote:
Marlow Mum wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/
Thanks for that, mistamina. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment and it's great to have some clear results. Funnily enough, I do remember some results being published on the BFP round about when they came in. However, can't seem to find the relevant articles any more(?)
Just remembered, the definitive Dept of Education results table are published in January. My biggest concern is the 'The Gap' in Education results between students. I have known of this for a few years. Only recently, I have been sensitised about how serious this is, after very high Government figures have lambasted us on this, the more I hear about the Gap, the more it worries me. How many children are not receiving the education they need?
How many children are not receiving the education they need?

Apparently about two thirds of them fail the 11+ -but don’t worry - many of those are overweight, wear cheap nylon clothes from Primark, smoke, drink, and have Sky TV. In fact they are chavs who don’t really need education except for basic literacy and numeracy to enable them to follow orders in the factory so relax and think of the excellence - the Conservative party's own children in Bucks (and nearby counties) are okay - there is nothing significant the matter.
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.[/p][/quote]M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, mistamina. It's all a bit smoke and mirrors at the moment and it's great to have some clear results. Funnily enough, I do remember some results being published on the BFP round about when they came in. However, can't seem to find the relevant articles any more(?)[/p][/quote]Just remembered, the definitive Dept of Education results table are published in January. My biggest concern is the 'The Gap' in Education results between students. I have known of this for a few years. Only recently, I have been sensitised about how serious this is, after very high Government figures have lambasted us on this, the more I hear about the Gap, the more it worries me. How many children are not receiving the education they need?[/p][/quote][italic]How many children are not receiving the education they need?[/italic] Apparently about two thirds of them fail the 11+ -but don’t worry - many of those are overweight, wear cheap nylon clothes from Primark, smoke, drink, and have Sky TV. In fact they are chavs who don’t really need education except for basic literacy and numeracy to enable them to follow orders in the factory so relax and think of the excellence - the Conservative party's own children in Bucks (and nearby counties) are okay - there is nothing significant the matter. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -1

3:41pm Wed 10 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

mistamina wrote:
Marlow Mum wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.
M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/
http://www.bucksfree

press.co.uk/news/nat

ional/news/11442134.

Top_GCSE_marks_for_p

rivate_pupils/


This is for private schools only.
[quote][p][bold]mistamina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marlow Mum[/bold] wrote: I'm still more interested in finding out what the school's GCSE pass-rate was this year. According to the school's old website, there has been 'a significant improvement' in GCSE results, yet no actual figures have been announced. I have heard - unsubstantiated - reports that it was circa 40% A-C including Maths and English. Not exactly the wonderful turnaround predicted by the powers that be, eh? Plus, how on earth can we select schools for our children without the provision of some very basic data? Most of the other local schools have provided the relevant statistics, regardless of how good, bad or indifferent they were.[/p][/quote]M Mum, The BFP always publishes a league table of actual results in Bucks, do not know when though. For a comparison, I quote: - From Head of Cressex in his newsletter (2014 results) '' over 46.5% of the students achieved five or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above,'' - Highcrest was (2013): 44%. In fairness, they too declared the best ever for 2014. - The Chalfonts Community College & SWR both were (2013) a stunning 67% - Very weirdly. For private school pupils, National figures, published last week, revealed that just over two-thirds (68.8%) of entries scored A*-C. I could not believe it either, so here is the website, i case i got it wrong: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/[/p][/quote]http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/nat ional/news/11442134. Top_GCSE_marks_for_p rivate_pupils/ This is for private schools only. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -1

3:23pm Sun 14 Sep 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I wonder why someone has clicked 'dislike' on that last post - it is about private schools.
I wonder why someone has clicked 'dislike' on that last post - it [italic]is[/italic] about private schools. Undercover Euro Yob
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