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    BSF and Middle Schools

    Now, I know there aren't many of us left but what about us middle schools with 2 years of 'high school' age kids?

    Do you reckon the government will be trying to get rid of us first anyway?

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    Re: BSF and Middle Schools

    Hello

    My guess is most LEA's will merge the schools to create primary, high school model this is even more so with the taking exams when you want to etc...

    Russ

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    Re: BSF and Middle Schools

    They've already tried that in Bedfordshire, it's been thrown out.

    Nothing stopping them trying it again though

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    Re: BSF and Middle Schools

    It's being tried in Suffolk right now.
    http://www.eadt.co.uk/content/eadt/n...A10%3A30%3A503

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    Re: BSF and Middle Schools

    It was tried here just recently and was thrown out. We are now 'soft federating' with our feeder schools so this may change things. It'd be nice to get more funds though.

    It'd be nice to have matching, working, mice in our rooms :-P

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    (Sorry: resurrecting an old thread - I have been asked a question about BSF for schools other than high schools)
    So if a high school has gone over to BSF - what do you envisage happening to the primary/middle/first/infant schools in the same pyramid?
    I can't believe that those such as RM won't want to get these under the same contract?

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    Can anyone hear me?

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    The amount of info that has been provided down here is this:

    .....

    So... Loads as you can see.

    My guess is that they're going to roll the middle's deemed as secondary into the BSF and ignore the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Now, I know there aren't many of us left but what about us middle schools with 2 years of 'high school' age kids?
    Why are some schools just for a 2 years?

    I don't understand what this would be for.

    I'm not having a go, just interested. Where I grew up there was one catholic school that had year 7 and 8 then they moved across to the only other secondary school in the area.
    Last edited by reggiep; 8th May 2008 at 10:08 AM.

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    Most middle schools are year 6,7,8 (hence two years of high school) then they go to upper school.

    Leicestershire is odd as we are years 7, 8 and 9

    We were meant to be combing schools under bsf but with new approach to bsf not sure what going to happen?

    Russ

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    Actually, we are years 5,6, 7 and 8 in Dorset

    Poole is 4,5,6 and 7 but are soon changing back to the normal primary/secondary set up.

    I can't believe that I cannot find any info about what will happen to the pyramid schools sfter BSF
    Anyone who has been done any ideas?

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    Suffolk is also 5, 6, 7, 8. So again 2 years of high school.

    And to update my earlier post, it's no longer being tried in Suffolk, it's suceeded. All middle schools in Haverhill and Lowestoft have been issued statutory closure notices and the rest of Suffolk's middle schools will receive them in 'due course'.

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    We are 5, 6 and 7 in Worcestershire. Originally, we thought that BSF would not be happening here until 2012 at least but a little bird told me yesterday that they may be asked to bid as early as 2009. 2013 would have fitted in nicely with my retirement plans. Is it usual for them to adopt secondary schools first? If so, that might give me some breathing space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    They've already tried that in Bedfordshire, it's been thrown out.

    Nothing stopping them trying it again though
    They have tried it again in Bedfordshire and it looks like it will go ahead this time.

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    Since this government/country is haemoraging money, I would guess whatever the cheapest option is, will be the outcome.

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