hmmm.. my point was and remains.. just because you build a lovely new shiny building it does not necessarily improve the teaching, the reputation, the quality or the ethos of the college!
Aquinas built its excellent reputation when still in the old tatty cold buildings! This is the first year where I know several parents, and kids, have come out of the open evenings uncomfortable with what they've seen.
Again Poynton has a very good reputation even though its tatty old school!
Marple Hall does very well and produces excellent results.. again its one of if not the least hi tech and more old fashioned, less updated schools in Stockport!
I may well have sent my son to Marple dependant on previous results, however there is no clear plan by the college on 1. Timescale, 2. how they are going to rehouse the kids that would normally be in the Hibbert lane site , in particular the science subjects. I don't want his education disrupted in any way. Thats my short term decision for my son!
However, I have 3 more after him and when their time comes it will depend purely on results and reputation and how the teachers interact with my children and myself. Any pretty buildings will make little difference to our decision!