This does little to engender confidence in the school's leadership. Very hastily introduced then withdrawn before the first set of results made public........?
There has been a change of headmaster in the meantime... and I also hear from another state grammar school that funds are 'not easy to get from the government', and this lack of funding does
hold some projects
... or has already obliged another grammar in Birmingham to drop the teaching of Spanish just one or two years ago
. Sadly, the economic circumstances have an effect on the teaching our children are receiving.
We can't blame anybody for trying too improve options. When I visited FW, I was really really feeling in a 'dream world' and was very impressed by the 'academic endeavour' I could feel there, even if open days do not really give a full understanding of what really happens to our children once they are in a school.
By the way, I don't have a child at FW so I am not particularly publicising this school. We are lucky in Birmingham to have a range of excellent grammar schools, which are all trying to do their best. Even the Defence department is bracing for tight budget, but that's a totally