What is the point in granting permission for the establishment of free primary schools in rural areas where small schools are already struggling to survive?
They just sign the death warrant of some excellent little schools that truly are gems, both educationally and socially.
It is usually the parents who are insecure and in need of something to occupy their minds who agonise about whether to take their children from small primaries and try out "fringe" free schools - they are serving their own needs very often and not the children's, who are often perfectly happy where they are.
Sorry to rant - but this crops up repeatedly round here and it really is just crazy. There is a parent here who is touting for custom for a proposed free school and stands at the school gates trying to wheedle people round to her cause - and she does it by playing on people's insecurities. It is the children who suffer by being chopped and changed when what they need is security.
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