Is Boys' High really a school in such decay?New!
Letter from a primary school parent to Herts and Essex Observer
This letter was published in the July 28 edition of the Herts & Essex Observer
I was appalled to find once again my child's primary school book bag being used to send home propaganda trying to justify moving two schools into the Green Belt.
The letter urged support for a project which would create only 45 extra school places, one third of which could go to children from outside this area.
In it, the two heads bemoan their decaying buildings, but consider the following from the Bishop's Stortford High's website and decide for yourself if this is a school that needs replacing or whether your child attends one with significantly fewer modern facilities!
- Recent additions include the new purpose-built music and drama block with practice rooms, a recording studio and a studio theatre…the vocational learning and training centre with state-of-the-art computer and ICT facilities and newly refurbished learning support department
- In 2007-08 the library was refurbished...
- Earlier major works have included a sixth-form centre, completed in 1990, with the library being extended in the same year.
- In 1995, the science facilities were extensively refurbished and a substantial two-storey building added.
- In 1998, the school opened the Yamaha School of Music to be sited in a state school.
- The sporting facilities are among the finest of their kind in the country. The £1m Jobbers Wood complex, which was opened … in 2001, boasts six football and rugby pitches plus three cricket pitches. The school also has a gymnasium, a sports hall and on-site sports fields with a modern pavilion.
The heads' plans would see all this demolished. Oh, and "almost half of the pupils travel five or more miles to reach the school."