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    Schools face axe in spending cuts

    Schools face axe in spending cuts.

    Whoopee!

    FLAGSHIP plans to rebuild every secondary school in the region may be ripped up in a savage spending squeeze triggered by the recession, The Northern Echo can reveal.

    Ageing schools in Darlington, North Yorkshire and parts of County Durham are in danger of falling victim to the cull, as could those in York and parts of Sunderland.

    The revelation – unearthed in the small print of Monday’s emergency Budget – is the starkest evidence yet of how spending will be cut after the next election.
    It carries on to say that it will 'anger' parents who have been promised new or refurbished schools. In the town where I work, this is not necessarily so - many parents are considering trying to to send their primary school children to the local catholic secondary which is immune to BSF; simply so their child's education isn't disrupted half-way through their school life. A major concern is because we are 4th top in the county for results, whereas our planned merger is with a school that is, well... 'not' 4th in the county.

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    From a private school's perspective the recession is BAD news...

    As a Prep school, private primary, I can't help wondering what size our reception class will be next September. The private secondaries must be wondering how many they going to lose to their state school competitors too. Especially in this part of Kent where we have a large number of very good schools.

    Some big employers locally and in London have been laying off a lot of staff

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    In Dudley even a schools giving £0.5M couldn't change the councils mind

    Council turns down cash offer for BSF bid (From Dudley News)

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    Hmm Catholic does not mean immune to BSF. It does however mean that the Diocese own the building and not the local authority so they cant knock it down

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    The worrying thing is technically the UK isn't in a recession (yet). I feel sorry for those 25,000 or so working at Woolworths. What a terrible time to lose your job.

    As for budgets being cut for schools, it really isn't surprising. Cutting VAT to 15% will just increase margins for businesses, not consumers. I've already seen retailers advertising the fact that consumers can take advantage of the cut. All this with the possibility of VAT rising to 18.5%. The next few years are going to be hard going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Yep, Whoopee!

    Maybe Edugeek should form a party? I doubt we could do any worse really could we...

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    BSF or not this still means that many schools in dire (and I do mean DIRE) need to replace or repair buildings will not have the funds available to make it happen.

    Let's be honest we were never going to have a free ride with all the borrowing going on. It's time, as someone recently said, to pay back the money owed which means everyone tightens their belts.

    Interesting times ahead but you can bet that kids will learn a few important lessons from it... Well heck, we all will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Interesting times ahead but you can bet that kids will learn a few important lessons from it... Well heck, we all will.
    What do you mean? I personally was never taught anything about economics at school and afaik they dont teach them anything now.

    On a side note ive always said that instead of teaching kids "what x is", they should be teaching them how to manage and work out a mortgage/etc. (I was good at maths btw so that isnt just a dig at a subject i didnt like)

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    "in danger of falling victim" - not quite how I would put it!!!!

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    I checked the link read the article and then found the chancellors statement.

    I searched for "schools" and found loads of info but nothing to suggest a cut in the BSF programme.

    All it going well with this "proven" value for money scheme. Well done Mr Byles.

    here is the statement. see for yourself.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/h...letereport.pdf

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    oops, necropost xD

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    I can tell you Catholic schools are definately not immune. They are just restricted on what they can do as the schools are often located in old, listed buildings. Even safety devices like sprinklers that you take for granted don't always make it in to old sites.

    They can tack extensions on to newer sections of building though as not all the site may be listed. Also internal areas like courtyards could have extra buildings squeezed in where no-one can see unless you attend the school.

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    I was about to get all excited ... then checked the date this thread started LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    I was about to get all excited ... then checked the date this thread started LOL
    i think it's going to be pretty boring from here on out to be honest.

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