Something I feel very strongly about is the education in Colchester Borough. When I got in yesterday there was a A4 sized envelope from my school. This was unusual, but when we opened it, it was about the future of the schools in Colchester, from Essex County Council.
I flicked straight to the number on Roll, I saw the massive decrease in numbers at my school. It has always been the smallest school in the Colchester area, but there was a decrease of 400+ students in a matter of years.
When I started in year 8 after leaving Sir Charles Lucas (Now called Colchester Academy, no idea why) the number on roll at Alderman Blaxill School was 662, now 4 years on its 259, a change of 403.
Word has it that next years, year 7′s have 57 students putting Blaxill as there number one priority. This is an increase of 20 students from the year before.
Doesn’t this show that in a growing town these schools are needed and shouldn’t be closed down? I can’t see the logic from the county council and it disgusts me.
I never want my children in the future to be educated in Colchester!