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Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.

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Limecat
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Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
18th March 2012 at 4:09PM, Edit: 18th March 2012 at 5:07PM by Limecat
Drifter Wrote:

Hazel Grove High is a good school


No, it isn't. People say that to make themselves feel better about the fact that they cannot afford to live in Poynton or Bramhall and cannot afford to send their kid(s) to Stockport Grammar.

It's an average school in an average area for average kids from average households.

Drifter Wrote:

Empty vessels make most noise!


Quite ironic with your verbose postings on this thread...

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Sue
Drifter
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
18th March 2012 at 4:40PM
Why are people moaning about the place? Yes its not the best school in Stockport but they are trying hard. This is why they became an academy. Teachers are enthusiastic and want to teach the kids and now with a large injection of cash it will rapidly improve.
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Robot69
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Robot69
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
18th March 2012 at 9:47PM
Limecat Wrote:


No, it isn't. People say that to make themselves feel better about the fact that they cannot afford to live in Poynton or Bramhall and cannot afford to send their kid(s) to Stockport Grammar.

It's an average school in an average area for average kids from average households.

I can afford to live in both Poynton and Bramhall and I used to live in Bramhall (clearly there are £1m+ houses) but I was brought up in HG which is why I 'like' to live here (although I am questioning living anywhere in Stockport at the no but thats another story and yes, I know Poynton is Macclesfield).

HGHS has always been a underclass school mainly due to the residents who send their kids there. Anyone with aspirations has usually sent their kids elsewhere altho' a few have excelled in the so called 'trained monkey' exams (and I agree with that).

Anything new surely has to be seen as an attempt to improve the place. Having said that I'd like to see the proof in the pudding before sending my youngest. If only the council would provide a bus service to Cheadle Hulme HS
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TallPaul
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TallPaul
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 8:28AM
Robot69 Wrote:

Limecat Wrote:


No, it isn't. People say that to make themselves feel better about the fact that they cannot afford to live in Poynton or Bramhall and cannot afford to send their kid(s) to Stockport Grammar.

It's an average school in an average area for average kids from average households.

I can afford to live in both Poynton and Bramhall and I used to live in Bramhall (clearly there are £1m+ houses) but I was brought up in HG which is why I 'like' to live here (although I am questioning living anywhere in Stockport at the no but thatís another story and yes, I know Poynton is Macclesfield).

HGHS has always been a underclass school mainly due to the residents who send their kids there. Anyone with aspirations has usually sent their kids elsewhere altho' a few have excelled in the so called 'trained monkey' exams (and I agree with that).

Anything new surely has to be seen as an attempt to improve the place. Having said that I'd like to see the proof in the pudding before sending my youngest. If only the council would provide a bus service to Cheadle Hulme HS


Poynton is in Stockport right? Postal address is at the least?

Straight slander there though, my little sister goes to Cheadle Hulme HS and the reports are about the same. No matter which school you attend or indeed your children if they don't want to learn they will not learn. I've seen it countless times through Stockport Grammar - parents spending thousands on fees to send the 'gifted' child to grammar school and then getting the same GCSE results as the other sibling who attended a school such as Hazel Grove.

I attended Hazel Grove and had no complaints most of the teachers were invested in the children, it was only when I myself lost interest towards the end of the final year that I started to see my grades drop.

Saying that I see plenty of spelling and grammar atrocities all over Facebook/Twitter which I thought would be common knowledge to even an 11 year old. People forget the simplest things!
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Coleman
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Coleman
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 9:07AM, Edit: 19th March 2012 at 9:10AM by Coleman
Poynton is in Macclesfield not Stockport, technically!

I always found HGHS to be a complete dump with a small handful of good teachers a few ok teachers and a whole load of teachers i wouldn't even bother to scrape of my shoe should i ever stand on them!

I'll admit, i hated school and always thought it a waste of my time. But all the same, the fact it was a mess didn't help.

For instance PE consisted of Football for the boys and hockey for the girls! .....Every week!

IT consisted of the teacher showing you something on the singular pc the school had and everyone then taking turns to copy! (fair play pc's were mega money then, but still!)

Tech involved making something out of old desks they had chopped up!

Etc.

It's little wonder the only subject i got good grades in was Science, and in no part down to the school. It was purely my interest in the subject that kept me on track with that. Everything else was a waste of my time!

I mention all this because, i know people who have just left (Colewoman's brother and mates) and form all accounts nothing at all has changed since my day!

Will becoming an Academy change anything? I very much doubt it!
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TallPaul
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TallPaul
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 9:12AM
Alright Coleman just shoot me down !!

I had some good and equally awful experiences there but they call it character building, or something.
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OliverJohnstone
Hazel Grove Councillor

OliverJohnstone
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 9:41AM
I went to Hazel Grove and I didn't turn out too badly. But I agree with sentiments already expressed.

An academy will at least provide extra funding and give the school greater autonomy - it should make the school more accountable to parents also.

These factors provide a platform for improvement but as with anything - will not provide a solution without adequate leadership
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Coleman
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Coleman
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 11:13AM
Sorry Paul!

Wasn't meant as an attack on your post about the school, suppose it's down too differing experiences. And as i said i hated school anyway, so even if the place was a place and filled with the cream of teaching excellence, i'd still hate it!

I do stand by what i say about the facility's in particular though, it was shocking what they gave us to work with! And like i said the last lot of leavers speak of the place in the same way my year did!
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OliverJohnstone
Hazel Grove Councillor

OliverJohnstone
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 3:31PM
My first line was meant to be tongue in cheek.

The main problem I had with the school was the lack of discipline although I think that is nothing out of the ordinary with most comprehensive schools in similar areas.

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Torky Resident
Drifter
Re: Hazel Grove High now officially an Academy.
19th March 2012 at 7:31PM
Sorry if this has already been mentioned.

I am really worried about HGHS due to the terrible results they have. Delve a little deeper and you'll find some worrying statistics.

The first percentage is pupils achieving 5 A-C inc Eng. and Maths. The second those achieving the English Baccalaureate (from Telegraph website).

Bramhall High School
73%     33%
Hazel Grove High School
70%     3%
Marple Hall School - A Specialist Language College
75%     30%
Offerton School
51%     3%
Stockport Grammar School
100%     41%
Stockport School
54%     7%

I'd be very interested to know what you all think of this.
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