NUAST: something is happening!

The other blog I run, ‘Hands Off Our Schools’ has been hearing rumblings from NUAST for some time: how well is recruitment going, how many students and staff are jumping ship? Yesterday, a parents sent a comment to us which I’ve just published and now am reblogging here.

Hands Off Our Schools

The following anonymous comment was received by this website yesterday, 15 July:

“My son is currently a student at NUAST. I made the decision to move him there last year as we were extremely unhappy with his previous school (another academy) for various reasons and as he has an interest and aptitude for science and engineering I naively thought this would be a great opportunity for him. I am politically opposed to academy schools, however you try finding a school in Nottingham that isn’t one!

He started in September and was initially really excited and enthusiastic about his new school. He was looking forward to using the fantastic new equipment and taking part in some exciting extracurricular activities. The school was full of shiny promises. He was patient about the situation with the building not being ready because he was assured that once they moved everything would be wonderful.


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2 comments on “NUAST: something is happening!

  1. We nearly committed our son to Nuast, but withdrew him when the last Head disappeared without warning. We have never regretted our decision and, more importantly, neither has he. He remained at his excellent state school, which could have done with a few million quid to improve the buildings. Nuast does seem to have been a terrible waste of public money, promising much and delivering little. If you are in the catchment area, go to Chilwell School. It is such a good experience for the pupils in terms of both social and academic education.

  2. Pingback: NUAST – let’s have a proper debate! | Hands Off Our Schools


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