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Guardian: Word 'school' is out for new £4.7m Sheffield primary

A new £4.7m primary school in Sheffield is facing criticism for dropping the word "school" from its title after governors decided the term had "negative connotations".

The headteacher of Sheffield's Watercliffe Meadow, Linda Kingdon, said the south Yorkshire school, which is due to open on Monday, will instead be called a "place for learning".

Words failurise me.

Actually, I think the word governors has very negative connotations. The phrase clueless twats seems far more appropriate.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. I hope they teach their children enough grammar to recognise what "Watercliffe Meadow" means. Being eddicated in a ley in Yorkshire doesn't sound great in winter, does it? The ones not wearing hats will catch colds and die.

  2. The thing is, for most people, the most negative connotation about the word 'school' is the whole 'learning' thing. So the new title won't help much.

  3. If there were ever required proof that the world is one of spin rather than substance then this would be it. Sadly, we all knew that already.

  4. So is "headteacher" still appropriate - or is "Meadow Czar" the new term?

    Oops...am I allowed to say "term"?

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