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Post by dinahcat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:47 pm

You would have to be crazy to be the one day pupil per joint house as suggested on a previous post. What would you be thinking of to put a child in this position?I understand that the Foundation must be in dire straights to have even considered this let alone act on it, so it must be taken as read that it is entirely necessary but it seems really crackers from every practical point of view.

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Post by ailurophile » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:02 pm

LGJ wrote
I have heard there will be 1 full fee payer per year per house, and 1 day pupil per joint house.
If they need the money they need it but that is 100 pupils from needy backgrounds who won't have a place. Perhaps if we had all been willing to give that little bit more, rather than try to pay as little as possible the school might be in a different place.
??? Remember that we are all paying as much as the Foundation assesses we can afford - and for many families that is already a struggle!

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Post by anniexf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:22 pm

ailurophile wrote:LGJ wrote
I have heard there will be 1 full fee payer per year per house, and 1 day pupil per joint house.
If they need the money they need it but that is 100 pupils from needy backgrounds who won't have a place. Perhaps if we had all been willing to give that little bit more, rather than try to pay as little as possible the school might be in a different place.
??? Remember that we are all paying as much as the Foundation assesses we can afford - and for many families that is already a struggle!
Hear, hear, ailurophile. I'm afraid I found LGJ's comment just a tad sanctimonious. If every pupil's parents paid full fees then the school would have over £20 million a year - but that's not what CH is meant to be about ... or was, perhaps I should say?

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Post by dinahcat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:36 pm

I thought what it was meant to be about was eduacting children who were completely destitute.

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Post by anniexf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:33 pm

dinahcat wrote:I thought what it was meant to be about was eduacting children who were completely destitute.
Once, yes; but how many families since Beveridge have been completely destitute?
Perhaps CH should stop asking OBs to help fund a school that has now crossed the Rubicon.

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Post by sejintenej » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:35 am

LJG wrote: Perhaps if we had all been willing to give that little bit more, rather than try to pay as little as possible the school might be in a different place.
Enough people have answered this suggestion; LJG has already said that she doesn't know if she can continue to pay CH bills.

http://chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f ... 926#p78926

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Post by J.R. » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:03 am

anniexf wrote:
dinahcat wrote:I thought what it was meant to be about was eduacting children who were completely destitute.
Once, yes; but how many families since Beveridge have been completely destitute?

Perhaps CH should stop asking OBs to help fund a school that has now crossed the Rubicon.

Depends on how you define 'destitute'

This isn't the land of milk and honey, contrary to what the Government might tell you, and their are many close-knit families on, or very near the 'bread-line'.
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Post by anniexf » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:34 pm

J.R. wrote:
Depends on how you define 'destitute'

This isn't the land of milk and honey, contrary to what the Government might tell you, and their are many close-knit families on, or very near the 'bread-line'.

Dinahcat mentioned "completely destitute" as being the criterion for education at CH in the past. I don't believe that condition can apply to any family in the UK now. Extreme poverty, yes, I agree there; but with the availability of Housing Benefit, plus Income Support (ok, that's pitiful, but as the man said, "None shall starve") no family is out on the street because there is no other choice.

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:37 pm

Having heard the Clerk, explain all this (I thought , very well -- but others may differ ) at the 60+ I have put his explanation on that Thread, have a look.

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Post by Katharine » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:21 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Having heard the Clerk, explain all this (I thought , very well -- but others may differ ) at the 60+ I have put his explanation on that Thread, have a look.
Sorry Neill, I can't find it there.
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Post by Sussex » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:13 pm

Sorry, I can't find it either, could you possibly post a link please ?

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Post by wurzel » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:08 pm

SAS wrote:It can't be from this Sept, surely? Doesn't make sense. Unless they are hoping to mop up children who have missed out on their choice of state / independent locally. Brighton will probably be a rich picking ground as they use lotteries, I think, for allocating state places, and they could come by train, I suppose.
Unlikely as it is a 1 hour train journey with a change - to be in school by 8am would mean leaving Brighton on 6:51 train even if CH provided a minibus from the station (it gets in at 7:50) evening is worse unless you wait for the 7:47 train the earlier ones are 1 1/2 hours, 7:47 gets you to Brighton at 8:47. when would you do prep.

Day pupils will have to closer than Brighton

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Post by SAS » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:26 pm

Day pupils will have to be closer than Brighton
Good point. Didn't know about train times. Won't they do prep in school with the boarders? They will be knackered.

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Post by wurzel » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:11 pm

my point on the other thread exactly it says in school by 8am and leave at 9:30 - when i was a 2nd former lights out was 9:15 !!! How can an 11 year old stay up until well gone 10pm every night, get up before 7am and still concentrate. The timetable is way more demanding than state school

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:23 pm

God, and the Governors, move in mysterious ways, their wonders to perform ! :?

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