Centralisation of Schools

Simplify your supply chain by reducing the number of tiny schools on the island. Any school is just 30 minutes away from a town, which is where the schools should be located. There is no reason for outlying schools in Sulby or Andreas for example when Ramsey is between 5 and 15 minutes away. 


Why the contribution is important

Centralising infrastructure in these areas is vital. 

by Tarne on April 11, 2017 at 07:41PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.3
Based on: 6 votes


  • Posted by Manneen April 12, 2017 at 09:48

    Schools play a vital party in the community that should not be underestimated. Take away a school and you reduce the number of families in the area. Villages will become refuges for the elderly and commuters. Village schools should have advantages of low class sizes, individual attention. They can be multi purpose community hubs with meals and wheels and luncheon clubs for the older residents, mother and toddler groups. Places where Scouts, Brownies Guides etc meet. They have a value in reducing special isolation that in turn can drain NHS resources in treating people with depression and loneliness to name but a few.
  • Posted by Hard_Pressed_Taxpayer April 12, 2017 at 10:54

    @Manneen , that would be great if we could actually afford these schools. But we can't, so Tarne is spot on, time to centralise the schools!
  • Posted by Maclirmanannan April 12, 2017 at 21:04

    Reading the paper there seems good cause for this to be seriously considered.
  • Posted by kenmac April 13, 2017 at 13:56

    Half agree with this statement, smaller primary schools are better than a few large ones. However it's time that all secondary schools stopped offering 6th form. There should be a 6th form college where all teaching is carried out. This would reduce the number of teachers needed saving, each secondary school would have more available space for teaching up to GCSE level and budgets to these schools could be cut.
  • Posted by charlie April 15, 2017 at 09:29

    Do away with catchment areas for High Schools and instead have the schools specialise with different curriculums, would solve the teacher shortages, save the current taxi fairs between schools, save duplicating costs in buildings, labs, sports facilities, arts etc and allow children to achieve in their specialist subjects.
  • Posted by bofs0802 April 29, 2017 at 14:48

    Agree that there should be single points to teach 6th form level subjects or a single 6th form college. so each high school teaches specific subjects rather than all of them and often the college teaching the same subjects. It might expand the subjects available to post GCSE students.
    Some subjects might have to be taught at more than one school.
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