School cuts: ‘Children now raise money for their own education’

School cuts: ‘Children now raise money for their own education’
 

The village of Benenden in Kent has a green nearly as big as a football pitch. At one end stands a charming stone church. On the western edge is a picturesque mid-19th century building out of which, at 9.15am on a Wednesday, a stream of children dash, wearing their blue and white PE kit. This is Benenden primary, a state school in one of the wealthiest areas of the country: just up the road, the famous Benenden School charges parents £12,650 a term.
The little state school, though, with its cramped and crumbling building, and an intake of only 162, has sub-standard facilities and is... read more

 
14 August 2018 in Learning, Views: 49
Source: Guardian
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