(Original post by oilcan)
Do you really think it's out of the norm to not have a usable toilet or water supply? Quite a lot of schools don't receive government funding tbh.
Yes!, I would think so!
Well we are a selective school who gets no payment from anyone. Not from the parents, becuase most of them aren't really wealthy, at all. And so, seeing as we have a 100 A* - C and 25% A*, I think that we are entitled to at least some sort of funding from the government.
I'm not quite sure that you meant by 'some students blossom in yr 8 - 9', but if that was the case, then wouldn't those kids be doing really well in comprhensives, too?. I mean, its the comprehensives who get the funding in this country, on average £3000/pupil, while we are on about a 1/5 of that! (and that is due a 'optional' school fund, and the haberdashers) And similarly those kids switching off in year 8 - 9, again, those kids still seem to achieve, better than comprehensives, anyway.
And besides, labour have made it very clear, that they are against grammar schools, on several occasions. And so, I stand by my statement, that 'Excellence will not be tolerated!'.
And as far as me not being able to apply myself to real world situations, lol, i'm sorry, but you don't know me well enough, to make that statement.