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Added by John Bailey for Alan Foxall 17/12/05

I thought you would be interested to read this article from The Times - Education: Comprehensively catastrophic. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-1774016,00.html


Added by John Bailey 25/09/2005

If you missed the programme mentioned below - click this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/comp.shtml and it will take you to the BBC Radio 4 Comp page. Prog 2 contains interviews with ex-risinghill pupils.


Added by John Bailey 10/09/2005

If you missed the programme mentioned below - click this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ and it will take you to the BBC Radio 4 website. Click on LISTEN AGAIN, look for 'Comp' and click on Listen just below.


Added by John Bailey 02/09/2005

Email from: Matthew Dodd - Sent: 23 August 2005 10:15 - To: Lynn Brady
Subject: RE: risinghill

Dear Lyn,

I'm still editing the programme at the moment. There will be a section about Risinghill in programme two which is broadcast on Thursday 8th September at 0900 in the morning and then at 2130 in the evening. Some of the contributors may well appear in the third programme as well but it's not yet finished so I can't confirm anything.

I have to admit it's all been squeezed a bit by the huge amount of material on different schools and politicitians that I've had to include in the programme - but nothing's finalised yet.

Your website looks great. Congratulations - and thanks for all the help so far. I'll try and let the individuals themselves know once I've confirmed who's in the programmes.

all the best,


Programme Details – September 8th 2005

BBC Radio 4 on 92.95 FM and 198 LW or via the Internet at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

09:00 Comp!

Evan Davis meets the pupils, parents and politicians at the heart of one of the most bitterly contested changes in education since the Second World War: the rise of the comprehensive school.

2/4. No More Sheep and Goats

At the beginning of the 1960s state schools designed for children of any ability were still small in number and experimental. By the end of the decade, comprehensives were national policy and had brought protesting parents into the streets of towns across the country. Evan looks back to a crucial period in secondary education, the ramifications of which are still felt today.

[Rptd today 9.30pm]


Added by Isabel Wingrove on 24/08/2004 22:10 (copied from Friends Reunited)

I have emailed just about everyone asking them to contact me regarding a book that me and Lynn Brady (nee Stockwell), also Alan Foxall are working on. If you haven't responded already, I would like to hear from you so that I can give you more details. Those pupils who have contacted me out of curiosity have been really interested in the project and I'm sure other pupils will be too. So please please get in touch. Isabel Sheridan (nee Wingrove).

Added by Alan Foxall on 16/08/2004 07:08 (copied from Friends Reunited)

Has anybody got the School badge and can tell me what the colours are?

Added by Alan Foxall on 14/07/2004 07:38 (copied from Friends Reunited)

I would like to contact any Risinghill Teachers or members of Staff, who would be willing to share their memories (good or bad) of the School , Michael Duane, the staff, the pupils, the area and their careers after the school was closed.