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Hookergate School To Close

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I read that Hookergate school near Rowlands Gill is to close within the next few years.

Students are to go to either Ryton comp, Kingsmeadows comp, or Thomas Moors. The first two schools being about 7 miles from RG centre, and the third being about 3 miles.

Would anyone use this as a strong reason to push house offer prices down in the RG area?

Would it put many of you off looking to buy there if your kids will be disrupted by Hookergate closing?

~ shallow

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Well, firstly i am no expert in housing, but if i had to send my child to any of the schools mentioned, Hookergate would be last in the list.In fact i would let him sit all day at home and watch cartoons before he went there.

I used to drive school bus services in the area, Hookergate was by far the worst, kids smoking dope on the way IN to school,they used to try and sell drugs to us, trouble on every run, massive turn over of teachers, the kids were efectively running the place (and not the few good kids).

Why anyone built a school that size in the middle of no where (high spen) is beyond me, nearly all the kids are bused in, it appears to be built out of asbestos glued together with tar.

Kingsmeadow is not much better, |Ryton and St Thomas more are good schools IMHO.

In short, i believe the closure of Hookergate will IMPROVE high spen and rolands gill.

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Well, firstly i am no expert in housing, but if i had to send my child to any of the schools mentioned, Hookergate would be last in the list.In fact i would let him sit all day at home and watch cartoons before he went there.

I used to drive school bus services in the area, Hookergate was by far the worst, kids smoking dope on the way IN to school,they used to try and sell drugs to us, trouble on every run, massive turn over of teachers, the kids were efectively running the place (and not the few good kids).

Why anyone built a school that size in the middle of no where (high spen) is beyond me, nearly all the kids are bused in, it appears to be built out of asbestos glued together with tar.

Kingsmeadow is not much better, |Ryton and St Thomas more are good schools IMHO.

In short, i believe the closure of Hookergate will IMPROVE high spen and rolands gill.

Cheers for that insight.

Your views are reflected in the ofsted reports too, and my wife was talking of home schooling before sending the kids to Hookergate.

On the other hand, I guess I can still use it as a bargaining point for property prices.

~shallow

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Cheers for that insight.

Your views are reflected in the ofsted reports too, and my wife was talking of home schooling before sending the kids to Hookergate.

On the other hand, I guess I can still use it as a bargaining point for property prices.

~shallow

LOL!

Always amazes me that people,view a school by a report done written by failed teachers!

Might as well beleive things like:-

Child protection by G Glitter.

Safe and secure banking - Mr RBS

Moor conservation - Myra Hindley

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Cheers for that insight.

Your views are reflected in the ofsted reports too, and my wife was talking of home schooling before sending the kids to Hookergate.

On the other hand, I guess I can still use it as a bargaining point for property prices.

~shallow

When a school closes down its a sign that theres not enough "pupils" anymore to make it worth the cost of running a school

Could also be read as theres no young families with children coming to live here anymore or an ageing population

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When I first saw this thread I assumed it was a reference to some schoolgirl prostitution scandal I had previously been unaware of.

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LOL!

Always amazes me that people,view a school by a report done written by failed teachers!

Might as well beleive things like:-

Child protection by G Glitter.

Safe and secure banking - Mr RBS

Moor conservation - Myra Hindley

Ha ha,

As they say, if you can't do - then teach. If you can't teach - then get a job in the governing body.

Anyway, got to hear all sides to it, so any input, especially from locals, is appreciated.

~shallow

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Ha ha,

As they say, if you can't do - then teach. If you can't teach - then get a job in the governing body.

Anyway, got to hear all sides to it, so any input, especially from locals, is appreciated.

~shallow

I remember going to the Towneley Arms many years ago there is also a good fish and chip shop there

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I remember going to the Towneley Arms many years ago there is also a good fish and chip shop there

It must have been quite a while ago, the Towneley Arms was flattened back in 2002. Thinks - RG needs a pub....

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