Just a little thought that is rattling around in my head a lot today ( lots of space in there after all
It is not really a new thought but one that has hit me afresh.
Last night DD2 was showing potential students around her grammar school.She is a yr 7 and we have another there.
I went to collect her. I spoke to a member of staff who said 900 families had looked around this first
open evening.The rooms were full of enthusiastic looking year 6 girls eyes shining with enthusiasm and hope.
It was the hope bit that got me. I almost felt choked but then I am very soppy.
I couldn't help but reflect that only 1 in 8 would get in ,perhaps less if numbers continue to rise.
It is all sooo unfair.Why can't there be more excellent schools? I know there is no easy answer and I know that there are some , ( before everyone gets upset with me.We have a comp which scored 100% A-C in Chelmsford), but there are simply not enough
As I said , its not a new thought but sometimes it just hits you afresh.
Don't mean to be depressing everyone, but it isn't right that kids are travelling 2 hours to access decent schooling in some cases. All these shiny eyed boys and girls should have the right in all
areas to a decent education.
Just had to get that off my chest - sorry