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I have a sense of how lucky I am having had two children go through the excellent state school system over the last few years. Our youngest child has justed started at the local state 6th form and hopefully will escape the ravages of the education cuts to come.
We live in an area with a strong private school presence existing side by side with state provision, It really is social division acted out in front of your eyes with no real basis in educational excellence when resources and selection are accounted. Thank God for our excellent local comprehensive that served our needs so well and gave our kids such a rounded experience both academically and socially.