Harrow school for boys!
The Harrow line stopped with my Dad. Turned his back on establishment and the money at 18. We had a very alternative up-bringing. Strangely enough my daughter has just got a 42k bursary to a top public school for 6th form(day girl), her choice! I must admit it is a lovely learning environment.Posted 4 years ago
The old school connection does, I’m afraid, open very gilded doors. I bump into people who knew Family members from school and incredibly it’s put them at ease at once.meftyMember
They will pay high salaries, the headmaster will be on £200k or so, plus most teaching staff will be provided with the option of accommodation as it is a boarding school, historic buildings cost a lot to maintain as many of them will Grade I listed etc etc. They don’t make a profit, no one owns them. Harrow isn’t a charity, although it is treated as a charity as it is one of the Clarendon Schools.Posted 4 years agosomoukSubscriber
Was that a boarding school somouk?
It was a state school. Head teacher was on 100k a year and deputies on 50 – 60k a year, head of department or head of years were on 35k and a typical teacher salary of between 25 and 30k.
Lots of teachers with over 1000 kids knocking around.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
Though i’m not suggesting that Harrow and these top grade private schools are lacking funding, is 26 million a year really that much to run a top not and fully equipped leisure centre, Polo horses and stables (no doubt), Rowing club, a fully equipped library with all the facilities and resources any library around the country can only dream of, maintain the buildings and all the other things that a school like Harrow offers its pupils? I’m not so sure 26million will stretch that far when you look at all facilities and resouces the school offers its pupils, though i’m sure its a thriving business.
After watching that documentary on Harrow I actually felt sorry for the kids being dumped by their posh parents so they can swan off around the world doing their own thing. Makes you wonder why these people have kids in the first place. I can understand how anyone would want the very best for their kids and would pay whatever they could to provide that, but I got the impression that most of the kids were basically being palmed off by their parents as they were an inconvenience to their own life and ambitions. I wonder how many of these kids leave with serious issues that they probably won’t ever come to terms with. I think its a poisoned chalice for many of them. Not all of them are royal trained to cushy jobs and the stereotype of the awfully nice but dim, down and out failed sad public school boy, who’s desperately tried to please his successful parents and justify their expensive education is not too uncommon.Posted 4 years agoEl-bentMember
After watching that documentary on Harrow I actually felt sorry for the kids being dumped by their posh parents so they can swan off around the world doing their own thing. Makes you wonder why these people have kids in the first place.
I find myself agreeing with wobbliscott. 😯
One of the reasons for banning boarding schools, caring for your Children is more than just sending them away to get the best education, emotional needs are not catered for. No wonder those who attend who then go on into business and politics/join the tory party turn out to be heartless bar stewards.Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
wobbliscott – Member
After watching that documentary on Harrow I actually felt sorry for the kids
I am sure they are touched.
Makes you wonder why these people have kids in the first place.
fashion items, toys perhaps
I wonder how many of these kids leave with serious issues that they probably won’t ever come to terms with.
86.5% in 2012 up from 81.2 in 2001.
awfully nice but dim, down and out failed sad public school boy
It’s shocking how many are around these days. Perhaps we could set up a charity to help them out?
emotional needs are not catered for.
Close them all down its a travesty. Emotionally scared kids will be saved and forever grateful.Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
Have we had the customary envy induced “Harrow is mediocre” yet? Next it’ll be shoehorning in “…that slough grammar…” in relation to Eton as the ex-private school boys fellate each other in their mutual envy of more expensive schools. How unedifying – not at all reminiscent of the kind of characters these ex-fags would have us believe their (albeit cheaper) schools produce.Posted 4 years ago
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