Strong case for new Swiss Cottage school to be CoE
I am writing with regard to the proposed new secondary school for Camden borough and would like to express my support for the new school to be a Church of England school. The key reason behind my support is my own school experience. As a child I attended
I am writing with regard to the proposed new secondary school for Camden borough and would like to express my support for the new school to be a Church of England school. The key reason behind my support is my own school experience.
As a child I attended Hampstead Parochial CoE Primary for three years. These were some of the happiest of my school life as I felt like I really belonged in the small school community.
Much of this was due to the Christian ethos the school adopted. I was provided with a superb education and achieved very good results at Key Stage 2. Now having successfully trained as a Key Stage 2 and 3 teacher I have gone back to work at the school that gave me the best start in life - Hampstead Parochial.
The fact that 13 CoE primary schools are popular with both Christian and non-Christian parents within Camden is testament to the successes of CoE schools. Two have received 'outstanding' reports from Ofsted in the last month.
You may also want to watch:
Although Camden currently has the highest number of CoE primary schools in London it is the only borough that has no CoE secondary school. This I feel shows a real need for a CoE secondary school in Camden.
I believe that it is important for children to feel as if they belong in a community within the school environment and I believe that a CoE school can provide this inclusive environment for all. Finally, I feel that it is important to remember that a CoE secondary can be representive of the diversity of the borough of Camden through its intake of children from both multi-ethnic and multi-faith backgrounds.
- 1 'The euphoria felt like the Summer of Love' – Kaleidoscope at Ally Pally
- 2 Teenager's artwork reimagines grandfather's class photo
- 3 Haringey Council launches investigation into land deal with rapper
- 4 5 great places in north London to get away from the summer crowds
- 5 Highgate's assassin: the student hostel where a murder was planned
- 6 See inside the new superhero kids' clothing store with indoor bike ramps
- 7 'Like the Fleet's resurfaced': Flash flooding hits Hampstead and Highgate
- 8 Modern murder mysteries set in the heart of Hampstead
- 9 £5,000 of crack cocaine and heroin found in Hampstead home
- 10 'Cash cows': Leaseholders fight for clarity and better value over 'huge bills'
This in turn will allow children to understand and appreciate other cultures and religious traditions.
Oakhill Park, NW3