Boarding on the State
Boarding On the State is a candid account of the survival and growth of England's State Boarding Schools, written by a former Head/Principal of King Edward Vi School, Louth and of Wymondham College. It is published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boarding Schools Association and the 25th of the State Boarding Schools Assoication in 2015/6; is it both a good read and an accurate account. More
Boarding on the State - a candid account of boarding in England’s State Boarding Schools: England’s boarding schools educate boys and girls in all their rich variety. They have to help them to do their best in exams, in music and in sport. They strive to protect them from bullying, from their experiments with alcohol and drugs and to manage their preoccupation with sex. They also have to work with the full range of parents, from the totally supportive to the very difficult. Most such schools in England are Independent but there are about forty State schools which have boarders. The number of such schools is growing again for the first time in fifty years. They are successful and popular with parents. Ofsted rates many of them as ‘outstanding’. These state schools share many of the attractive features of good independent boarding schools with the obvious difference that none of them charge fees for teaching and learning.
This book is one version of their story.
John Haden has served as the Head of two such State Boarding Schools and as Chairman of both the Boarding Schools’ Association and the State Boarding Schools’ Association, both of which celebrate significant anniversaries this year.
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