Let me start this by saying it doesn’t matter about your dreams and aspirations, this school, and it’s teachers solely care for grades, for themselves entirely and will do anything for them.
I have witnessed teachers bluntly telling students that they will not amount to anything, and they’re dreams are ridiculous, so they should just do their grades and get over it.
Their website may claim: “All students in school feel safe, happy and are free from bullying and discrimination.”; but this couldn’t be further from the truth, as even the teachers can’t adhere to this.
I personally was bullied and embarrassed not only by students but more so by members of staff who thought it was okay to try to tear apart my personal goals in front of the entire class, on multiple occasions, but more noticeably on 3 specific occasions by 3 separate members of staff, almost leading me to anxiety attacks, (while ignoring my multiple requests to stop, as I rushed out of the class, as they continued to laugh and humour me). This lead to making me afraid to come into school. Worse, this was continuous throughout my time here.
“You like being bullied though, don’t you?” - A member of staff. A genuine quote.
At least now, I can say that all I received from my time here, was this school giving me nothing but mental instability and further damage to my self belief, also damaging the mental health issues that I had been dealing with, (which I had also mentioned to members of staff, but nothing was done to assist me with - instead they aggravated them).
Looking back now, I am glad to say that I am successfully living out my dream career and aspirations that I had back then, (which I had to teach myself legitimately everything about in order to achieve them) in fact being in a better financial situation then many of members of staff there, just a handful of years on.
However, this doesn’t take away the trauma I experienced, that still lives on inside my head.
Please, if your child has any dreams of anything more than working a dead-end job, do not kill those dreams by sending your child here.