are the responses to the open-ended question:
Q30 What would you mind
about it?' [if response to question SCHCLOSE
was 'I would mind a lot' or 'I would mind a little']
Responses were only edited for grammatical reasons, if necessary. Square brackets
indicate where editing occurred.
1. ### trying
to show off.
2. Tight bonds
have already been developed in school whether it's between pupils
or teachers and pupils. 2. Schools don't get on well due to competition,
therefore fights may arise.
3. Results may
suffer as classes would be larger, less one-on-one time
3. 2 schools colliding
with cause friction in the school between pupils.
4. A big number
of people having to fit in, it would just be strange and confuse something's
5. A large influx
of new full time pupils would put a strain on pupils, teachers and
6. A lot more
people in the school more students in classes.
7. A lot of new
people coming in and maybe over crowding the school.
8. A lot of new
people joining our classes - may cause a divide within the year
9. A lot of new
people who you may not get on with. I like the fact our school is
quite small and I know everyone.
10. A lot of people
I don't know and have met before
11. A lot of schools
near me are full of rowdy, obnoxious pupils who would frequently disrupt
class and whom I wouldn't expect to get along with.
12. A lot of space
would be taken up
13. A sudden large
influx of numbers would be very disruptive. It could create a competitive
environment between the new students and existing students. Class
numbers would likely increase and classes work better in small numbers.
to new people and making friends all over again. It would cause conflict
no matter what plans are made to ensure conflict did not occur.
15. All the pupils
in my school are really close (all get along) and I don't know how
if I would like a lot of other people come to the school and change
16. All the pupils
in my school have worked hard to get into the school. Yes it would
be unfortunate for their school to close but I feel that they would
have to go through an examination to get in, as it would be unfair
17. An increase
in classroom sizes. Less availability of computers etc.
18. As I go to
a grammar school, I had to pass a test to get in and work hard at
my GCSE's to get back for A level. I would feel it is unfair if pupils
from other schools got in free of any tests/work or exams.
19. As long as
they went to a school that was suited to their capability and was
best for them.
20. As our school
is already at a full capacity with full A Level classes and I believe
longer classes would draw away from tackling individual problems with
21. As there will
be an increase number of student, each pupil will receive less individual
attention. Also the pupils may be disruptive effecting others work.
22. Because I
am happy with the way the school is now.
23. Because I
wouldn't know what they were like in a working environment and it
would be hard to get used to.
24. Because it
would be too overcrowded and cause more
25. Because other
pupils are coming in and it means our classes will have to wait for
new people to catch up on their work.
26. Because the
amount of pupils in the class would increase meaning the teacher wouldn't
get to spend as much time with each one.
27. Because two
pupils from Tyrone travel everyday because their school got closed
down and I think its amazing how dedicated they are to learning our
native Irish language.
28. Being in an
all girls school for 6 years I would feel out of place starting all
29. Being to[o]
many people in the school.
30. Being very
over crowded and missing out on having a small class because you learn
better in a smaller group. You get to do more fun activities but then
we would miss out on that if there is more people.
31. Big classes.
Not enough room. Big cut back in the school. Teachers under pressure.
32. Bigger class
sizes more people about
33. Bigger classes,
less one on one work with teachers.
34. Bigger classes.
35. Bringing in
more pupils could result in overcrowding and due to the increased
numbers there may be less attention of the individual pupil in the
classroom by the teacher than before. Also due to school rivalry,
mixing pupils from different school may result in increased disruption
in classrooms and in school.
36. Bullying by
either party. Discipline, behaviour, attitudes etc. of new pupils
37. Catholic or
38. Change from
what we're used to.
39. Change in
the timetable and routine. It would be very crowded more so than it
already is. Could turn sectarian, not all Catholic and Protestants
get along and could affect children's opportunity to learn.
40. Change of
school environment to fit pupils into school. Other pupils attitudes
41. Change schools
42. Class numbers.
43. Class sizes
being affected and less time to ask the teacher about school work
as they would be occupied with more students than normal
44. Class sizes
would be a lot bigger
45. Class Sizes!
46. Classes may
be a lot bigger and not as manageable
47. Classes may
become over crowded and i may not get on with some of the pupils that
48. Classes may
get too crowded.
49. Classes would
be fuller and the school might be cramped and this could make the
school more disruptive and tension could be caused.
50. Classes would
be larger, so it would be more difficult to get time with the teacher.
My school does not have the space in classes to hold all the pupils
from another school. It would mean less time using the schools facilities
making it harder to do work.
51. Classes would
be over crowded different standards of discipline.
52. Classes would
be very big as there would be too many people
53. Classes would
become much bigger and would be easier disrupted.
54. Classes would
become too big for proper teaching
55. Classes would
get to big. My school is big enough.
56. Classes would
get very big and school only designed for a certain number of pupils.
57. Could be disrespectful
and damage facilities resulting in it being taking away from the school.
58. crowded school
59. Crowded School.
Too many distractions.
if they are sectarian.
on w[h]ether or not the pupils have a strong work ethic and aren't
disruptive and annoying during class.
62. Depends if
the school that had closed had a 'rough' reputation, if so I might
63. Depends on
type of school would need to be grammar school. Keep consistency of
64. Depends on
what sort of people come from the other school to your school e.g.
65. Depends what
between learning abilities if it was a secondary school joining with
a grammar school
environment more disruption
quality of education. Increased bullying. More talented students may
be held back.
in classes. Classes too big and less one to one from teachers
too many new people
in classes. Not enough space. Not much learning, too many pupils to
people in class being rude to teachers and to original pupils. I go
to grammar school, and think that teachers would focus more on new
pupils who maybe don't have the same ability. The standard of teaching
might be lower.
73. Do not get
on well with some people from local schools.
74. Don't mind
75. Doubling the
number of pupils in a school halves the amount of attention each student
76. Each individual
pupils would get less attention from the teachers which may hinder
their learning. It also disrupts the comfortable environment we have
become accustomed to.
77. Everyone has
a right to get a good education
78. Everyone in
school is friends with each other but if a number of new people came
it would disrupt this.
79. Everyone would
be crammed into the one school and everything would become a lot more
stricter in school.
i was used to my old school and the teachers and i dont like big changes
would become overused and peace between pupils may be disruptive.
82. Feel weird
that many new pupils are joining our school.
83. Firstly, the
school I attend would not have enough space or an adequate amount
of teachers to cater for another school. I think it would also cause
disruption as classes would have to be changed etc.
84. Firstly, the
school I currently go to is large enough, with a 1500 pupil capacity,
any additions to that would be in my opinion, disruptive and personally
I find that the larger the school the more lack of concentration there
is and the harder it is to ad
85. Future pupils
would have a smaller choice of which school they go to and pupils
may have to go to a school which does not suit their abilities.
86. Getting to
know new people.
87. Getting to
know the new pupils
88. Giving up
the comfort you have in the school your in, maybe a b it of negativity
between the two schools.
89. Having a large
influx of new pupils would put our schools facilities under strain,
making it harder to be taught with individual precision, making dinner
lines longer and corridors more full.
90. Having a large
number of people coming in all at once would be a little intimidating
and things and people might change for the worse because maybe there
are more disruptive students or bad influences.
91. Having a lot
of extra pupils could lead to problems with money within the school,
apart from that, I wouldn't mind.
92. Having a lot
of new people to show around and with the number of new people coming
in, it might change the atmosphere of the year group.
93. Having a lot
of pupils in the school. They might act and behave very differently
to us. Larger class sizes, less chance of effect of learning.
94. Having alot
more people than i am used to having in my school
95. Having bigger
classes, less individual help from teachers.
96. Having Classes
which are too large.
97. Having large
class sizes and disruptive pupils.
98. Having lots
of new people you don't know coming to your class and you would have
to get to know more people after already making new friends when you
started that school.
99. Having many
new people in school that are in groups and unfriendly/disruptive
100. Having more
people in school than I am used to.
101. Having new
people in my class who I don't know, not knowing what their personalities
are like, could be disruptive and hold you back from your education.
102. Having new
people in the school. Having to show them how to do specific things.
Tagging along. New teachers who think they'd run the school.
103. Having people
you didn't know join out school who may be disruptive and effect my
104. Having people
you don't know, a lot more people around you (less space)
105. Having some
annoying people in your class that would be bad.
106. Having such
a sudden increase in pupils and class sizes and what the pupils would
be like (disruptive etc.)
107. Having the
whole school interrupted.
108. Having to
accommodate for lager classes, may get less attention.
109. Having to
adapt to bigger class sizes and the possibility that they may be studying
a different syllabus or may be further behind or ahead in the course.
110. Having to
adjust due to the small size of my school.
111. Having to
be taught with pupils who may be disruptive.
112. Having to
change what we're use to for them and getting less help because there
would be far too many pupils
113. Having to
get to know a whole new year, classes will be full and its harder
to learn with lots of pupils.
114. Having to
get to know everyone in your year again and the awkwardness that it
115. Having to
include them into your group of friends, and they may be disruptive
116. Having to
make an effort to speak and make friends with them could change the
dynamics of a friendship or group of friends.
117. Having to
mingle with people who you may not have anything in common with. If
there were boys some may be rough and disruptive to study.
118. Having to
mix and socialise with people I don't know or feel comfortable around.
119. Having to
mix with different people all over again.
120. Having to
mix with different people who you are not comfortable with.
121. Having to
mix with people I know don't like you because of your background.
122. Having to
readjust to new pupils and bigger classes may be difficult
123. Having to
share facilities and make new friends, I wouldn't mind once I got
used to it
124. having to
share resources when they are already limited and there would be too
many people in the school and not enough space.
125. Having to
try and make friends with them and the initial awkwardness.
126. Having two
schools brought together could cause some havoc. From my own personal
experience girls can be some what nasty, if too many girls like this
get put together there could be a clash. Besides that I cant see a
problem. It would be good as people could make more friends.
127. How crowded
the school would be.
128. How it would
affect the Pupils. For example, if we were to do a project with those
with Special Needs or Disabilities, would our school still be able
to provide what they need?
129. How they
behave and act with new people, having to possibly move school.
130. I am convinced
that if the amalgamation of certain schools, in turn lead to the integration
of pupils of varied academic ability within one establishment it may
prove a hindrance to productive teaching as well as learning. Moreover
if the school was comprised of pupils harbouring extremely varied
religious views there may be many verbal and even physical contentions.
131. I am currently
doing my AS-Levels and would not like the disruption and hassle that
would come with it. I think that at a younger age I would be more
open to it and if it was well planned and organised.
132. I am happy
with the way my school is and I would not want it to change. I also
think that different schools suit different abilities I and I believe
that if my school joined up with another school, I believe that a
lot of changes will have to be made and I think it would cause too
much unnecessary hassle for everyone.
133. I am now
sixth year in my current school therefore I am extremely comfortable
and at ease with my year group and my teachers, also I attend an all
girls school and if boys began attending I would find it strange and
daunting to begin with as I am so used to a single sex school.
134. I am used
to our school as it is and would be hesitant as i dont like change
135. I attend
an all girls school, and I believe that having boys in the schools
would affect girls achievements. I wouldn't mind people from different
religions to myself coming to my school. I am however very strongly
against boys attending my school as I don't think it is fair to put
the girls achievements under risk.
136. I currently
attend an all gender, all ability, all religion and 11 to 18 years
old school and there is a harmony instilled within it. Therefore,
I would be weary of children who attend it a protestant only or catholic
only school as they may not own enough respect or curtsy towards the
pupils of my school. i would be cautious but welcoming if this opportunity
137. I do not
like that school since iv been there and I know it has a bad reputation
because of some pupils, which mean our schools students may be bullied/negatively
affected by them.
138. I don't have
any problems with it.
139. I don't like
change, I had to change schools at the end of 5th year in order to
do A level Music as my previous school did not offer music. I wouldn't
like the pupils from my old school to mix with the new as it would
change school completely and possibly mess up our studies in the process.
140. I don't think
it would benefit anyone's education as classes would be bigger and
the teachers attention wouldn't be focused of each individual as it
141. I don't want
people that are noisy, disruptive all the time or bullies.
142. i dont know
these people and they could be rough and racist towards coloured people
143. I feel bigger
classes and shortage of equipment would prove problematic. Classes
should be kept to around 20-30 pupils so that each student can get
the help they require.
144. I feel that
it would be disruptive to the school.
145. I feel that
these pupils from the other school may enter with their own groups
and friends and not want to associate or mix with the current pupils.
146. I feel the
problems are in the way that young people in secondary schools see
each others schools as rivals, nothing to do with religion, just different
schools and they use this as an opportunity to rival each other which
would make sharing extremely difficult.
147. I generally
dislike people my age so more of them isn't good
148. I get along
with everyone in my school, however I think that if young people how
are very different or forced together then it would cause trouble
and conflict, especially if they are different religions. I am happy
with the system as it is but personally I do not completely agree
with integrated education. I do not have a problem with people of
different religions as I work with them in my part time job but personally
think that integrated education is a bad idea.
149. I go to a
large number, but not in size, school and sometimes it already seems
our resources are stretched. I would not object to the arrival of
lots of pupils for any reason other than that we are not well enough
equipped to cope with such a change.
150. I go to a
special needs school - with the children have special needs to?
151. I go to quite
a small school with not many pupils, because there are not many people
our teachers have a lot of time for us and we can get extra help from
them. If the size of our school increased then there would be less
time for the teachers to help particular students or give one to one
152. I had to
get my A grade in the 11+ and then had to get over "7 B's" in my GCSE's
to get into Laurel Christi why should other students be allowed in
just because their school was closed?
153. I have had
the experience already and the education authority made a mess of
it! No surprise!!
154. I imagine
the people from the other school would interact with each other more
and the school would feel serperated
155. I like my
school the way it is
156. I like my
school the way it is, I don't want it to change.
157. I may loose
current friends meeting new people it being so different.
158. I might not
get on well with some of the pupils and there would be a huge amount
of pupils in the one school which would make it quite cramped.
159. I think it
would be very crowded in the corridors etc, and there could be more
160. I think it
would cause tension in the school and create a further divide between
the two schools.
161. I think my
school at the minute is quite over populated and I think another school
joining to our school could disrupted arriving to class on time. Also,
I think it would be unfair for a particular school to just be shut
down, just because the government wants to save money on education
162. I think our
school already has a strong sense of community and good system in
place that are working well and I wouldn't like to change.
163. I think our
school community is very positive and caring and I would not want
new people to move in and disrupt the school
164. I think that
schools should cater to different abilities; by making 'all-ability'
schools you are only holding back the best and putting undue pressure
on those at the bottom.
165. I think that
there would be so many pupils that the facilities would be over used,
the building too crowded and you would have no rapport with your teachers
or sense of belonging in the school community.
166. I went to
an all girls grammar school. I'm not a sociable person. The classes
would be to cramped, rowdy and different.
167. i would be
afraid that our school would not be able to cope with extra pupils
that is why i would support the idea of a new all ability school in
which the two schools could join, providing there would still be a
Catholic ethos in that new school.
168. I would be
annoyed that their school was shut down as I feel its important that
kids (Especially) get the education they deserve. I would not mind
that new pupils were joining but it may cause problems due to lack
of facilities and more pupils could cause fights or disruptions.
169. I would be
slightly worried if everyone would get along and if there would be
any tension/annoyance/hatred towards each other. Eventually everyone
would get along it might just take some getting use[d] to!
170. I would be
worried about classes becoming too big and that teacher's have less
time for each pupil individually. Also I think that courses take longer
to cover if these pupils hold the teacher back by being disruptive
for example by not completing homework
171. I would be
worried if a lot of new people came to my school that the classes
would be much bigger and I maybe wouldn't get a such a good education
with large class sizes.
172. I would be
worried it might disrupt the school aura a little and that some pupils
might come and cause trouble but I think on the whole it might be
173. I would dislike
the larger number of pupils, and I prefer a smaller school. I would
dislike the possibility of increased class sizes and the decreased
number of opportunities that may come with more pupils. I think the
ethos and atmosphere in my school would change.
174. I would feel
like a different school. I like the way my school is at the minute.
If our classes had bigger numbers we wouldn't get the same attention
we need enabling us to achieve good grades. My school is stuffed to
capacity already and this may cause some disruptive that in my book
is not needed. its been this way for years why change now.
175. I would feel
that my education is under threat and under valued
176. I would find
this very disruptive, especially those who are in the middle of exams.
177. I would have
nothing against the specific pupils but I would not be happy about
the disruption to my studies and classes it would affect the routine
that I have gotten into over the past 5 years and I would also not
like having to meet new people, because of reasons like religious
or idealistic differences but simply because i generally dislike change
and find it difficult to make new friends
178. I would like
the school to be open because I don't want someone from a different
school in ours
179. I would make
the school too large and would not be able to get the help you need
or want and wouldn't be fair on the pupils that need it.
180. I would mean
there could be more disruptive people. The school would get awfully
cramped and it could mean less time to talk with teachers about important
matters or subjects.
181. I would mind
a little because it would cause disruption in our classes due to new
pupils, bigger classes, teachers having to repeat things for their
benefit, and cramped school in general. If it wouldn't disrupt I wouldn't
182. I would mind
a lot because other schools near you always judge you so I don't think
it would go to good with the pupils.
183. I would mind
a lot because our school would get full and we couldn't really move
184. I would mind
about people coming in from different school because all the schools
are different and having to adopt to different changes.
185. I would mind
about that we are the only Integrated school in the area and the other
schools don't like that we are integrated, also I like and love the
way my school is it is one of the top schools in Northern Ireland
and I wouldnt want that to change.
186. I would mind
as I want Grammar schools to stay as grammar schools and believe that
option academic selection at aged 14 is a good thing. I think that
the Dickson plan should be looked at to used in nearly all areas of
northern Ireland as I feel it gives
187. I would mind
as my classes in my old school was big enough and another school joining
would mean that the teacher wouldn't have time to explain questions
if you didn't understand.
188. I would mind
as my school is small and already has a lot of pupils.
189. I would mind
as the school closest to my old one is where people with bad grades
and bad attitudes have to go. They have to go to this school as nowhere
else will take them. People who live beside the school pay for a bus
to go to the next town to go to my school as they don't want to go
to the closer one. If they come to my school it would probably become
more violent and vandalised.
190. I would mind
because it would mean are classes would be bigger and you might not
get taught as well.
191. I would mind
because the pupils may be disruptive and annoying.
192. I would mind
because the school I am currently attending is over crowded and could
not hold anymore students. The fact that the students are of a different
religion wouldn't bother me however I feel other people in my year
may feel prejudice towards these students of a different background.
193. I would mind
cause I feel the school would be very big and teachers would really
get to know you.
194. I would mind
if I knew people who were really disruptive, annoying and arrogant
were in that school
195. I would mind
if some of the pupils were rough, noisy annoying or mean. This could
disrupt some of the classes.
196. I would mind
if the new pupils tried to take advantage of the teachers in the school.
197. I would mind
if the people that joined were annoying as they would keep me back,
as the teacher would have to focus their attention on them instead
of teaching the class. But if they were willing to learn and actually
listen to the teacher, I wouldn't mind at all.
198. I would mind
if the pupils seemed rough or disruptive in class, and how they treated
other people, however if they weren't disruptive and treated others
with respect then I wouldn't mind.
199. I would mind
if the school was very crowed and also if I dint not get along with
the people from that school.
200. I would mind
if their attitude was bad in the process of the move or if they were
rough or disorderly pupils.
201. I would mind
if there was too many people in each class also if there was people
in the other school that I didn't get along with.
202. I would mind
if there were some pupils who came and decided to bully others and
start to cause problems etc.
203. I would mind
if they come to our school and after a while start acting stupid or
try make fun about some of my friends.
204. I would mind
in the fact that the different school would come in and disrupt our
205. I would mind
that if the classes were too big it would be harder for me to communicate
with the teachers and let them know I need help.
206. I would mind
that others would be joining our school that we wouldn't know. If
they were to come the classes would be bigger and the pupils wouldn't
get enough help
207. I would mind
that there would be an increase in the number of pupils in the school
which would mean that the facilities and equipment would be more spread
out. Larger classes would also mean more pressure on teachers and
it may make pupils feel less valued, only a number.
208. I would mind
that there would be bigger class sizes, so thus less one-to-one teaching
time and ultimately, lower grades.
209. I would mind
that these children would be joining our school without us having
a say, but if I was in their position and needed a school to be educated
I would take anyone that was offered and would be as hard working
as possible to show respect and gratitude to the teachers and pupils.
210. I would mind
that; my bonds with people from that school wouldn't be good.
211. I would mind
the change in location and building
212. I would not
be used to the other pupils at first and would feel shy around them
but in time, I would most likely adjust to the new students.
213. I would not
like all the new pupils coming into the school.
214. I would not
mind at all because if their school closed down they would have no
215. I would not
mind it would just depend on who the pupils are in case I've had a
bad connection with he or she in the past and it could affect are
education. If one of us felt uncomfortable in the same school.
216. I would not
mind. Everyone has a right to go to school.
217. I would not
want more people because the classroom would have to be bigger and
you would not get a "one on one" with teachers.
218. I would not
want to be held back by disruptive pupils and the change in classes.
219. I would not
want to be paired with another school consisting of pupils who would
upset or disrupt my school community.
220. I would only
be worried in case no one got along, or if other people didn't like
the thought of it and it resulted in them not turning up to school
which would be bad for their education.
221. I would realise
the fact that these students need/may need a school nearby, and that
there education is very important. However, the school im in, Drumragh
Integrated College is even too small for the pupils it holds at the
moment. Therefore I do not think the school would be able to facilitate
222. I would think
that it is pointless and they chose to go to that school so why should
they come to the school that i go to. Also i think it would cause
fights as there would be too many types of different people
223. I would think
that there are some pupils who would seriously disrupt the learning
of those currently at the school, and this would be unacceptable.
224. I would worry
about class numbers becoming to large and teachers not being able
to give us the same amount of time.
225. I wouldn't
care if they come to my school as long as they have a school to go
226. I wouldn't
like lots of new, unfamiliar people coming into my school where I'm
227. I wouldn't
mind a lot but the fact that 2 schools where coming together would
worry me due to the fact that with the teachers having more pupils
I wouldn't get the Sufficient attention for my needs
228. I wouldn't
mind anything about this.
229. I wouldn't
mind as this has happened to my school, it only brought more cultural
diversity. I made new friends and it meant subject could run, cause
of the larger numbers in classes.
230. I wouldn't
want people coming to my school who I didn't know and it would be
very awkward and probably annoying.
231. I wouldn't
mind a lot, though the religion would annoy me, although I am a Catholic
some Protestants are sectarian. At the same time my opinion would
be that both sides are as bad as each other and cannot get along.
Would like to see everyone getting along.
232. I wouldn't
mind at all.
of the school now that the school has 2 sets of pupils. Separation.
234. If a large
number of pupils came to the school, class would become much larger
and it would be difficult to meet the needs of every single pupil.
235. If all the
pupils came to our school, classes would become very crowded and it
would become more difficult to learn. Larger classes would make teachers
feel more pressure, and so would not enjoy teaching, and not explain
subjects as clearly. This would make school life less enjoyable, and
the school morale would lower.
236. If another
school hated our school and called us 'snobs' as we are a grammar
school, the pupils would make school unpleasant.
237. If for instance
a Catholic school was closed down, I think that it is important for
them to realise that they are entering a Protestant school. I would
be worried that it may cause disruption.
238. If I did
not get on with them and they were annoying and disrupting classes
239. If I didn't
like some of the people that attended the school or if the school
that a lot of pupils with learning difficulties because then some
students then wouldn't give the best possible education
240. If it meant
that pupils close to the school could not get entry because school
numbers were too large
241. If it was
a grammar school then I would feel that they would be smarter also
they might not even like our school cause of the fact its different
242. If it was
a non grammar school it would prevent our classes progressing at the
same speed through the course. It would cause a divide in the class
that would be unfair on everyone, the weaker pupils would be left
behind and the stronger ones would be held back.
243. if it was
a school who was is dept and got overall worse grades
244. If it wasn't
a grammar school similar to my own they might have different standards
and attitudes and would disrupt the school which would be irritating.
245. If it were
someone, I knew and didn't get on up. Had to come to my school I would
be slightly annoyed.
246. If its people
I don't or I don't like them.
247. If its pupils
are disruptive or annoying it could effect my learning.
248. If people
are stuck up or annoying and disruptive or trouble makers; rowdy and
restless. Not adopting to the different rules.
249. If someone
from another school thought they were all it
250. If the facilities
could handle the extra pupils.
251. If the grammar
school closed down I couldn't stick the girls in it as they are snobby,
outspoken and love themselves as I have experienced in a few of my
252. If the new
pupils were rough and disruptive.
253. If the other
pupils were disruptive to the class. If the other pupils required
a slower pace and held me back.
254. If the other
school was disruptive and known for their bad behaviour, they could
then affect my studying by coming to my school. If they were rough
and unfriendly, there could be more bullying that occurs and could
cause more problems within the school.
255. If the people
in the other school was a different religion to me.
256. If the people
were badly behaved.
257. If the pupils
are rough and tough.
258. If the pupils
are rough/rowdy, i.e. disrupting classes or picking fights etc.
259. If the pupils
are used to a lower standard of work/lower intelligence, this is because
classes would then have their standards lowered in order to meet with
the new pupils. This would effect the former pupils who are capable
of higher standards of work. It would prove to be inefficient for
intellectual purposes. 260. If the pupils are very disruptive and
261. If the pupils
262. If the pupils
did not like other religions and prejudged you because of this. Also
if they were too rough or disruptive which could affected others education.
263. If the pupils
had a reputation of bring disruptive and rowdy, I wouldn't want them
in my class. Also if there were more pupils in the class, my teachers
would have less time to help me with my studying individually.
264. if the pupils
held you back from your work if the teachers were also no good at
teaching and also hold you back
265. If the pupils
that came were rude and sectarians
266. If the pupils
were all boys from a different religion this would create a lot of
267. If the pupils
were annoying or disruptive.
268. If the pupils
269. If the pupils
were disruptive and annoying
270. If the pupils
were disruptive and did not want to be there and get an education
to be able to go to university.
271. If the pupils
were disruptive and really rude it would effect our learning and unsettle
the other classes in the school too.
272. If the pupils
were disruptive and their arrival would have a negative impact on
my learning and education.
273. If the pupils
were disruptive in class I would not like it. Also if they were nasty
and domineering I would not like it.
274. If the pupils
were disruptive in class or not keeping up after moving from a non-grammar
to a grammar school
275. If the pupils
were disruptive or annoying I think I would mind but if they tried
to integrate into the school I wouldn't mind very much as it is them
who has been forced into this situation.
276. If the pupils
were disruptive or disrespectful towards the present pupils.
277. If the pupils
were loud, obnoxious and rough, it would disturb the environment for
all the pupils that had settled into their school.
278. If the pupils
were much higher or lower ability in learning than me it may be different
for us all to stay at the same pace when learning e.g. some may grasp
what they are taught quickly but others may not grasp it as quickly
279. If the pupils
were rough and intimating and prevented me from learning to my full
ability in class.
280. If the pupils
where from an known grammar school it may change how the teachers
in our school have to teach.
281. if the pupils
where of another religion
282. If the school
became over crowded and there wasn't enough room in the classes etc.
bigger classes means that the teacher has less time for each individual.
283. If the school
became over crowded.
284. If the school
had a bad reputation, there could be a lot of rivalry between the
pupils even though they are now all in the same school. As well, the
school may not be big enough.
285. If the school
mixing with my school was secondary or had a different curriculum
which affected my A-levels.
286. If the school
pupils were disruptive i wouldnt like them interrupting class. as
i enjoy scholl
287. If the school
they went to had a similar ethos to mine - if they thought that their
education was important or not
288. If the school
was an all boys school then girls in my school would b all over them
and the school would have to invest in childcare facilities while
pupils are in school.
289. If the school
was integrated, a bad reputation, if my own faith and belief would
be compromised negatively as Christian society has been eroded by
non-Christian beliefs. I believe multi-culturism should not be compulsory
in a Christian (Catholic) school. I would mind if the new rules were
made to suit the other school, a new uniform etc.
290. If the school
was of a different others and my school were to make a compromise
I would mind. If the staff at my school were to be strained the new
amount of students I would feel the quality of my education to be
291. If the two
schools won't be able to mix without fights
292. If the was
being closed as they were under performing, as I want to learn and
not be disturbed by those who don't like my school, do not want to
learn or else mess around and give a bad reputation.
293. If there
was a good chance that they would be disruptive and could reduce changes
of everyone getting good A-levels
294. If there
were people I didn't get along or see eye to eye with.
295. If there
would be enough resources in the school available for everybody.
296. If these
pupils are annoying and not as willing to learn as other pupils it
would disrupt the teaching staff and I wouldn't like it. The friendships
would also change and different 'clicks' would emerge which would
make me feel uncomfortable.
297. If these
pupils were not from a special school it would be harder to intergrade
full time with them as our needs would be so much different to theirs.
298. If these
pupils were of different religions or were rough or disruptive.
299. If they are
300.If they are
disruptive and only there to mess about and cause trouble.
301. If they brought
trouble and bigotry/racism with them, considering my school is relatively
302. If they came
from a non grammar school and had been taught differently and they
had to catch up etc. - time wasted, disadvantages others. Pervious
school may have different rules/###, may be disruptive.
303. If they didn't
get along with our school. This could effect learning in our school
and also could cause disputes.
304. If they had
a different religion.
305. If they were
306. If they were
annoying or had a poor attitude.
307. If they were
boys, mean, annoying, really loud.
308. If they were
309. If they were
disruptive and caused fights or arguments.
310. If they were
311. If they were
disruptive in the school and made me feel uncomfortable or threatened/scared
I would mind a lot. This is because I enjoy my school a lot and like
how it is run and how the pupils are taught to act towards class mates
and the public - I hate feeling physically threatened; sometimes I
feel threatened by pupils from other school particularly secondary
schools (in the Lisburn area).
312. If they were
disruptive or negatively influenced my education
313. If they were
from a different religion from me e.g. Catholic/Protestant then I
would mind a little
314. If they were
from a grammar school and think they are better than the rest and
if they are from a different religion and were bitter.
315. if they were
from a school with mentel problems
316. If they were
going to be aggressive or rude
317. If they were
318. If they were
unhelpful towards other pupils.
319. If they where
from a bad area.
320. If they where
pupils from a non grammar school coming to a grammar school it would
disrupt the current system and would be unfair to both sides.
321. I'm not sure,
I suppose I should have said it would mind who the pupils are, but
I would still mind a little.
322. In case it
got too crowded with new people and it might make me uncomfortable
323. In case the
pupils were disruptive and gave my school a bad name.
324. In case there
was people I didn't like and they would make the amount of pupils
in a class room more than it already is.
325. In case there
where kids that bullied people like me who has special needs.
326. In case things
had to change. In case I had to change classes. The amount of space
we have might be affected.
327. In my school
are many children from different countries such as like from Poland.
My school is also Catholic school so I think if the school will be
together people from other school bullying us or discriminated. It
will be not comfortable for many children but this is only my opinion.
328. In our school
we have small classes, so the teachers teach more efficiently. By
having more students in the school, means that the teaching from the
teachers would not be overly efficient.
329. In terms
of ability, and if I know the people or not
330. Incase they
are very disruptive or bad mannered.
in pupils in school. Noise levels.
333. Issues of
class overcrowding and the possibility of having covered different
334. It can become
over crowded and it would be harder to learn because the teachers
may spend too much time working with others.
335. It could
change our learning and run over crowded classrooms.
336. It could
go both ways, the pupils might think they are better than the pupils
at my school or they could think there not accepted in our school
which wouldnt be fair on them
337. It depends
how the pupils behave and act really. If a non-grammar school join
into a grammar school, I think, that's not a good idea because in
non-grammar & grammar schools, things are taught differently. However,
I don't mind pupils coming from grammar schools to my school, as we
are taught same stuff although it depends on each individual.
338. It depends
on that if this school wasn't for pupils with special needs because
I think that they need more help from teachers than people who go
to normal school
339. It depends
on the pupils, if they're from a rough school or disruptive in class.
340. It depends
on the type of school that was closing. For example if it was a Grammar
school closing due to lack of pupils then they may be coming to my
school with the view that they are smarter than the pupils in my school.
From past experiences I know this
341. It depends
on whether the pupils would fit into our current school dynamic. As
long as they are friendly I would not mind.
342. It depends
on who there are if they are a grammar school or a rough school then
it would bother me because I wouldn't feel comfortable being in the
same surroundings as them.
343. It depends
what the reputation of the school was, if they were really rowdy and
not very disciplined it would take long to get used to but I still
would not mind that much. I would still accept them as part of the
344. It is a occurring
in my school at the minute, I don't mind the only thing I mind is
that they are changing our schools name and uniform. Our school is
also quite old and small, they should collide with a bigger school
who has more facilities
345. It may be
awkward at the start. Means teachers have less time for each individual
346. It may cause
disruption within the year groups and individual friend groups
347. It may disrupt
the class and we could fall behind in work.
348. It may put
a strain on the resources with the school may have for example over
349. It might
be a bit crowded which would make it harder to learn.
350. It might
get too crowded and pupils that had already attended may feel uncomfortable
with the changes, there also may not be enough room to facilitate
351. It might
just be a little unnerving at first, having a load of new people in
school, but I love making new friends and meeting people that are
different than myself so I probably end up very happy with the arrangement.
352. It will completely
change the school and how it works.
353. It would
be a huge disruption and as my classes are extremely small with 7
or 8 people in them I would feel I would not get the same support
that I currently get with my studies.
354. It would
be a lot more bitchy and fights happening a lot more.
355. It would
be a lot of hassle and awkward in classes.
356. It would
be a massive change to what im used to and happy with. It would be
very awkward having different pupils we don't know there. It would
become to crowded and the classes would be too big meaning my learning
experience would be poor and it would effect individual performance.
357. It would
be awkward and in classes people may fall behind with the work load.
358. It would
be crowded, it may be a disruptive school with a reputation of bad
grades which I feel would drag mine down, I would be distracted by
those who wouldn't want to learn or couldn't do a subject because
their school didn't teach it, they wouldn't treat the school with
respect or anyone else that was there before them.
359. It would
be difficult to adapt to having more pupils from a different school
who we didn't know. It could be difficult to get along with them.
360. It would
be far to[o] big and lots more bullying going on. And maybe to[o]
stressful for teachers to cope with so many pupils.
361. It would
be hard getting used to having new people in your class as they might
not talk to you. The might also stick in their own friendship groups
meaning they wouldn't interact with other who are already at the school.
362. It would
be strange trying to fit everyone in and make them feel part of the
school as we have already formed our "clicks"
363. It would
be too crowded and classes would be to[o] big.
364. It would
be very disruptive as there are a lot more people
365. It would
be weird having lots of new people in school. For the start anyway.
366. It would
cause a lot of disruption regarding friend groups. It would lead to
367. it would
cause an awful lot of change and distribution
368. It would
depend if the pupils had similar levels of interest as us in education.
It would also depend if it was a 'tough' school as they might physically
intimidate some of our pupils.
369. it would
depend on the personalities of the people coming to the school and
whether they would respect their new school and the new school rules
370. It would
depend on the size of the school closing and the one remaining open.
Would the school be over crowded and rowdy? If the school was big
enough to cope I personally would not mind at all.
371. It would
depend on their attitude rather than gender or religion as it doesn't
bother me. Say someone is nice and understanding that's fine I would
get on well with them but say someone is nasty and disruptive causing
trouble it would bother me as it shows disrespect for the school,
staff and other pupils.
372. It would
depend on what reputation the last school had. If it had a bad reputation
I would be concerned as I wouldn't want them to affect the education
I received. I would also be concerned if the school had the facilities
to deal with the extra students.
373. It would
depend on what type of people they were, for instance, if they came
from a rough school or area I wouldn't want them bringing down the
reputation of our school and coming in and causing problems. They
also could influence other pupils to act in the way they do and change
the way they are.
374. It would
depend, and I like my year at school so I think new people could make
my year more divided.
375. it would
disrupt learning and there is a chance of trouble if people from the
two schools don't get on
376. It would
disrupt the day to day normalities of the school. 3
77. It would disrupt
what I am used to in my school.
378. It would
give us a chance to mix and meet new friends
379. It would
have the potential to disrupt friendship groups
380. It would
have to be from a school that I liked.
381. It would
make me feel uncomfortable, over-crowded. I wouldn't have such a big
problem with it, it would just take getting used to.
382. It would
make the school much larger meaning larger classes and less one on
one with the teacher.
383. It would
mean that classes and year groups would significantly increase meaning
teacher would have little time for individual student and their issues.
This would be particularly disruptive at GCSE, AS and A- Level.
384. It would
mean that classes would be a lot fuller and would be more difficult
to get through the course.
385. It would
over populate the school. Increased numbers of pupils would put too
great a strain on the teaching staff resulting in a drop in the level
386. It would
put a strain on the schools facilities and budget, therefore school
life would be of a poorer quality. The fact that a large number of
new pupils come in would cause divisions and perhaps even rivalry
387. It would
take a lot of getting used too, it could be distracting to pupils
388. It would
take ages for the new pupils to settle in and all the current pupils
might fall behind on their education to let the new pupils catch up.
389. It would
take time to adjust. The people may not be nice and cause unnecessary
390. It would
upset the social aspect within the school and it would require adjusting
to new people and names which may also disrupt the learning dynamic
in class but it's a really unlikely thing to happen and I just get
on with it.
391. It wouldn't
be fair as my school is a good grammar school, and if it closed I
feel my standard of education would fall, and I would most likely
392. It wouldn't
bother me that much just something's would change and it would be
a bit different and uneasy for a while.
393. Iv already
learnt most of my school and my school gets on. It would just be weird
if others came in, especially if they were annoying and disruptive.
394. Joining our
own school, we know the routine, new pupils wont which would cause
395. Judging our
396. Just if I
knew some of the pupils before hand and knew they weren't nice people.
397. Just in case
the school was over crowded and having to mix with new people.
398. Just in case
they where disruptive in class, and I wouldn't know them.
399. Just the
fact that there would be a lot of disturbance getting settled and
having to meet new people, also there would be less space so new buildings
would have to be erected causing disturbance.
400. Just the
fact that there would be disruptive pupils as my school is a grammar
school positioned in an area that is quite poor and thus very anti-social.
I don't mind or care about differences in family financial situations,
just that my education is my first priority and I would not like that
to be effected.
401. Knowing that
our settled class of pupils were everyone knows each other well and
share experiences was possibly going to be disrupted and our class
and the way it works reformed. Granted, if the students are nice people
who will not hold the rest of us back, I wouldn't worry too much.
the schools in my area and the pupils who attend them it would cause
403. Less able
students might waste their own time as well as others time if students
were badly behaved it would annoy everyone.
404. Less facilities,
too many pupils in classes, teachers won't be able to help as much
because too many pupils.
405. Less Space.
406. Less time
alone with the teachers to talk about issues. Grades may suffer. Crowded.
Bullying may rise.
407. Little space,
over crowded facilities (e.g. canteen)
408. Loads of
new faces, the whole scale of who is who would be messed up.
409. Loss of school
410. Lots of different
people would be coming in and could be very disruptive.
411. Lower standards
of learning. Disrupt classes.
412. Making classes
bigger. Strain on resource's. Less attention from teachers (too many
413. Making new
414. May not be
as smart, or might be disruptive and hold us back in class. Might
be over crowded. Might not get on with each other, could cause arguments
and fallouts and therefore people may not enjoy coming to school as
much. Would take them a while to get used to it e.g. finding way about
school, which is extra hassle and may disrupt our learning.
415. Mixing pupils
that want to get an education with pupils that do not can be disruptive
and affects grades and concentration. Bullying maybe an issue that
will appear when schools combine. A different near by school even
smears at and tries to taunt pupils at our school.
416. Mixing with
417. Mixing with
pupils I don't get on well with.
418. More bullying.
People loosing friend's. People not liking it.
419. More Crowded
420. More people
means teachers have to spend more time with other pupils and this
will affect grades.
421. more people..
noisy .. disruptive
422. More pupils
in each class means less teaching such as one to one teaching with
pupils who are having difficulties.
423. More pupils
meaning less good food in the canteen.
424. More pupils
means more noise, trouble, not enough facilities to go around. More
money needed to facilitate their needs.
425. More pupils
so less individual attention from teachers.
426. More pupils
would mean less quality time from teachers.
427. More pupils
would mean less time for teachers/tutors.
428. My classes
are big enough as they are.
429. My current
school are over-subscribed each year. There are a lot of students
already, having an unnecessary increase would affect the school a
lot. Catering would be havoc as with getting accepted into GCSE and
A level courses.
430. My school
already has too many people so if more came it would be very busy
and there would not be lot of room.
431. My school
has a good reputation, something that I feel that would be adversely
affected by the decision to merge it with the school that is doing
so badly it is being forced to close.
432. My school
has so many pupils in it and my classes are already big enough without
433. My school
is a small grammar school, there is a family atmosphere and another
school joining would disrupt this atmosphere.
434. My school
is a special needs school we do not like to be disrupted.
435. My school
is already fairly short in space - extra pupils would cause much disruption.
436. My school
is already high in numbers, therefore any extra pupils would lead
to overcrowding, and less chance for time using school facilities
such as sports facilities or computers
437. My school
is already quite large and would not be keen on even larger classes.
My sixth form is already bigger than ever, leaving some without lockers.
Also the nearest school has a reputation for being rough and I would
feel intimidated if we joined together.
438. My school
is grammar and students have to meet specific criteria in order to
get accepted to it, it would take away from its grammar status.
439. my school
is quite large and over popul[a]ted at the present year, allowing
more people in would cause my school to be over crowed, therefore
there would be less time to go over pupils work individually as classes
would need to be larger. as a sixth form pu
440. My school
is quite small so it would be over crowded.
441. My school
is very crowded already, and this would only add to the problem.
442. My school
might have enough people in it already, and I prefer having a small
class as I find it easier to learn.
443. My school
runs by the Dickson plan and this is one issue we are currently facing.
I like that the grammar school I am at achieves high grades and everybody
is around the same intelligence level. Under achieving students would
lower the schools standards and teachers would have to teach at different
444. My school
would be too cramped, with too many people
445. My school
would be too crowded.
446. My school
would be vastly overcrowded and some pupils may be disruptive
447. My school
would become overcrowded.
448. My school,
and especially my year group as already go to many pupils in it. I
and some of my friends were not able to partake in one or more of
the A level classes we we wanted to do as they were all over subscribed,
and my own school doesn't have the res
449. My town is
such a divided town, I would be worried and apprehensive how well
the students would mix and get along with each other.
450. N/A (5 respondents)
451. Need similar
452. New people
attending the school, would fill up spaces which people who applied
for may have got instead. Also, may have a lower standard of education
from their previous school, dragging other with them.
453. New people
coming into our school that we may not know. Our school wouldn't be
large enough. I feel our school knows each-other quite well and has
a good relationship, a large amount of new pupils would wreck that.
454. New pupils
may be disruptive or would make day to day life in school different
as fights may occur.
455. No I wouldn't
mind, I would hope that they wouldn't disrupt the class.
456. Not as much
one to one teaching. Teachers would be focusing on more pupils.
457. Not being
able to learn or see your friends.
458. not enough
resources to provide for everyone would make the school worse bigger
classes, harder to teach
459. Not enough
room for everyone, it would be too cramped and disruptive.
460. Not knowing
all the new pupils.
461. Not knowing
any of them.
462. Not knowing
loads of people. May not get along well. Could be disruptive/annoying.
463. Not knowing
464. Not knowing
who they are being distractive in classes behaviour.
465. Nothing (6
A school should be a place where all feel welcome.
the class size would be bigger meaning there's a higher chance I could
get distracted or the teacher would be distracted with disruptive
pupils, this could jeopardise our education.
468. Only because
it would be impractical as our school could not hold the amount of
all this would be very disruptive, the classes would basically have
to start from scratch- unfair to current pupils. had it of happened
during the summer I would not mind
470. Other disruptive
pupils. Not knowing them.
471. Other people
moving into my school that I would not know, plus there is already
lots of people at my school.
472. Other pupils
in my school would change my routine and they maybe not have special
needs like mean not understand, I don't like loud noises and not understand
my concept of the world. I just like to visit other schools (my daughters
473. Our school
already contains over 1000 students so it would be very crowded and
noisy this would make me anxious.
474. Our school
already has a lot of pupils and I don't think the teachers or facilities
could cope with a larger student body.
475. Our school
already has maximum numbers, by adding more would only put pressure
on our school and so could effect all they pupils involved education.
476. Our school
is a truly integrated school, built to hold no more than 500 children,
at the moment our school is filled.
477. Our school
is already cutting back spending money. More pupils mean more money
to spend and therefore more cuts. Our year is already overcrowded
and there is therefore overcrowding in classrooms and indoor space
at break and lunch.
478. Our school
is already oversubscribed, it would make it harder for people in the
area around my school to go to my school. It would mean more work
for teachers, less attention from teachers and fewer resources for
each pupil. Dinner queues would be massive!
479. Our school
is already to[o] big. I don't think the other school should be closed
down, its not small either.
480. Our school
is not large enough to enrol more pupils. The school that I attend
already has to many pupils and would be unable to share our equipment
with pupils from another school.
481. Our school
is packed anyway and the facilities are not great, so doing sport
and classes would be worse
482. Our school
is planning to become one with [name] College. As the majority of
pupils are protestant, this would destroy the integrated ethos of
our school and integrated education is clearly the way to gain peace
in Northern Ireland.
483. Our school
is small and having a full school of pupils come would disturb the
routine of the school.
484. Our school
is tight for space as it is so it would make it more difficult to
get about the school.
485. Our school
is very big, and it has a large number of pupils already. In order
for another schools pupils to join the same school as mine, there
would have to be made extensions made to the school because the classes
would be far to[o] big.
486. Our school
would be over crowded. Our school community is a nice one, I wouldn't
like it to be disruptive, it would be difficult to accommodate them,
their attitudes (if negative). They might not abide by the school
rules like we do.
487. Our school
would have to change to accommodate the new pupils. There would be
more pupils in the class which would mean that the teacher would have
to spend less time on each individual and, some of the new pupils
might be disruptive and that could affect our grades. I'm also not
good with change so it would take time to adjust.
488. Our schools
is almost at maximum capacity for the facilities available. More pupils
would make it too difficult for the school to function.
489. Over crowded
and over stretched budget and resources
490. Over crowding,
studies being taken over by school focusing on integration.
491. Over crowding,
they will take up space, and disrupt class.
492. Over crowding.
493. Over crowding.
494. Over crowding.
Strain on facilities.
495. Over size
would be a huge problem and there would not be substantial resources
to teach all the children. In addition, if they were from a school
of lower ability it would make it hard to teach, as people would learn
at different rates, and may also re
and having to adjust to a lot of more people in my school.
having an even larger year group, possibly becoming a mixed ability
school 500. People being disruptive.
501. People coming
from other school further away are sometimes different and from a
rougher area, smoking, bullying etc. I'm not saying we don't have
it in our area, we do. But as people have come to our school from
Garvagh they are more disobedient.
502. People coming
to the school and acting like they own it. I would not mind friendly,
shy people, but people who came and thought and acted as though they
have been at the school for ages would bother me.
503. People from
other school might come and try to run the school.
504. People from
other schools may be rowdy or disruptive compared to our school.
505. People in
the school around me are at different levels from me. They were put
in that school for a reason through the Dickson plan.
506. People not
accepting the way my school is and the school becoming uncontrolled
507. Perhaps disruptive
pupils from secondary schools, not used to grammar schools teaching.
508. Perhaps if
the students were from a rougher background than myself.
over crowding of my own schools facilities, also larger class numbers
could make it more difficult to learn in class.
for disruption, bullying. The closure of the other school as a cost
- cutting measure.
512. Pupils and
teachers we didn't know would be integrated into our classes
513. Pupils being
disruptive, annoying, loud.
514. Pupil's could
potentially be disruptive and may not adapt well. If they are from
a school that does not have as high academic records as mine, we could
potentially have to lower our teaching standards so the less able
515. Pupils from
other schools may be disruptive in class and may not have the same
work ethnic which would make it difficult to get work done.
516. Pupils from
secondary schools mixing with people from grammar schools. The pupils
may cause disruption to others.
517. Pupils from
the other school maybe very loud and annoying. This school would also
come over crowded, which means that teachers cant give as much attention
to other individuals. The cost for the school would go up, so they
cant afford as much high quality books, equipment etc.
518. Pupils from
the school may not have been accepted into my school in the first
place for a reason, they could possibly be disruptive.
519. Pupils may
be annoying or distracting some may have strongly held prejudices
concerning faith etc
520. Pupils may
think they are better than us or maybe a distraction to us.
521. Pupils with
an inferior ability and those who are disruptive and annoying.
523. School being
524. School may
525. School might
be to big. Too many people in one class. Maybe disruptive.
526. School size
would increase. Inconvenience for a while.
527. School would
be different and would take time for the other school to get settled.
528. School would
become too big. Too many pupils and teachers wouldn't know everyone.
529. School would
become very crowded! There may be pupils from the other school that
we don't get on with well.
530. School would
feel "over-crowded". School closing may be at a lower academic level.
They could be accepted over other in things like GCSE/A-Level choices.
531. School would
feel over crowded and you would have to include other people in your
own friend group.
532. Schools are
stretched as is and having to share resources with a whole other school
would be very difficult.
533. schools with
bigger numbers of pupils mean that it is likely that the individual
needs of the students won't be met
534. Sense of
invasion. Time would be taking out of our lessons to get new pupils
used to the school.
535. Since I attend
a grammar school, mixing with another school would mean that our school
would then have less able students at it and would change the school
536. Some may
be disruptive or prejudiced
537. Some may
be disruptive to the learning environment.
538. some may
be nosey, and wreck the classroom being put out of my comfort zone
with new people joining my group of friends
539. Some of our
school's current facilities, such as ICT rooms will be more frequently
busy resulting in less time for me to catch up on coursework etc.
540. Some of the
classes within the school are already full of numbers and there maybe
no room within the class room.
541. Some of the
new pupils may be of a different religion and cause problems in are
different faiths, and so may be disruptive. The school would also
be massively crowded.
542. Some of the
pupils may be disruptive. Fights may become more likely. Some classes
of mine are already too crowded, so I do not see how this could work
with more pupils.
543. Some of the
pupils may be rowdy and disruptive. They may lower the standards of
544. Some people
find change difficult and starting a new school is the sort of thing
people don't want to have to do two and three times. Relationships
with the other students could be hard to make - you may feel like
the inferior or they may think they're above you etc. Because of different
religions and class without a shadow of doubt there would be trouble
545. Some people
from different schools may have a completely different way of acting,
not that everyone should get on the same but I don't like bitchy people.
546. Some pupils
may be bullies or start to bully young ones. Also if some were in
our class, they could disrupt us and could therefore reflect on our
547. Some pupils
may be rough, and would come and the whole dynamic of what I'm used
548. Some pupils
maybe violent or judgemental towards our school
549. Some schools
that are near our school have many disruptive and unpleasant students,
I would not want my classes to be held back or disrupted because of
these students. However there are also schools near our school that
have many well mannered and hard working students I would be very
keen on sharing a class with students like these because they could
enhance my own education.
there are people that you've had been in fights with, who may try
to bully or socially exclude you.
551. Sounds a
bit harsh but they may be less academically able so they may slow
up or disturb the class.
552. Space would
be an issue. New people, and possibly some unpleasant people. More
traffic. Harder to get one on one help. New teachers.
have less time for pupils as there are more pupils. Less resources.
Difficulty integrating. Less of a quality in education.
would have far too much pressure on themselves and lack the ability
to focus on such a high amount of pupils
555. That it could
cause the pupils at the school to be distracted because new people
are coming in, pupils may not do their work or be more interested
in who is coming to the school.
556. That it would
separate the school as people would stick with the people they already
know, they might be disruptive or rough, the school would become less
personal to you. You would become just a number.
557. That it would
take some time for the pupils to adjust to our way of school life
and this may be disruptive for us.
558. That other
can just come to our school and use our stuff which I don't care no
more cause I'm not at school.
559. That other
pupils that I don't know and would feel like I'm starting a completely
new school again, although I would be excited to meet new people and
possibly make new friends.
560. That some
of the pupils can be annoying And you could hate some people out of
their and find them rude and bad mannered.
561. That some
of the pupils from the other school may be disruptive and affect my
562. That the
school would become over crowded.
563. That the
would disrupt the class.
564. That there
would be enough time to get educational activities. Not enough teachers
565. that there
would not be enough facilities for everyone
566. That they
are protestant and wouldn't understand us or accept us because we
567. That they
may have very different beliefs and cultures and I would be afraid
of offending them and having to be careful what I say because I don't
know what could offend them and what mightn't.
568. That they
will start to think that they own the school and treat it the way
they treated their own school
569. That they
would be very disruptive and affect my learning.
570. That we had
to sit a test to be able to attend our school but they wouldn't.
571. That would
cause a more cramped school life. There would be a secluded social
group of the pupils from the other school.
572. That you
would receive less attention from the teacher if the class size grow.
573. The atmosphere
of school would change and our facilities would not cope with the
574. The atmosphere
of school would change and our facilities would not cope with the
575. The bigger
classes, if there weren't any pupils, teachers wouldn't have more
pressure to help more. Smaller classes are much better as it gives
the pupil one to one time with some pupils, which means better grades,
rather than not having time to help everyone.
576. The change
of our schools system.
577. The changes
that would happen to your school would make me mind because new pupils,
teachers would and maybe your used to school before that. Then you
would have to get to know more pupils and teachers.
578. The clash/contrast
in attitudes and personalities.
579. The class
sizes would become bigger and you wouldn't get such dedicated teachers,
also the new pupils might not be the same academic level and this
580. The class
sizes would change
581. The class
sizes would increase, therefore we would have less time with teachers.
The facilities in my school would not cope with additional pupils
e.g. corridor size, number of computers. It would be disruptive to
582. The classes
that I take are already over subscribed and extra pupils definitely
could not be accommodated. Also, as it is, I think the pupil-teacher
ratio in my school is too high.
583. the classes
would be bigger and therefore classes would be harder to control and
there would be less one on one attention from teachers so it would
be harder to keep up if the class was bigger. Queues would also be
long in the canteen and corridors would
584. The classes
would be bigger therefore it would be very distractive and would be
difficult to get work finished. As there would be more pupils, the
teacher would have to help each individual if they were confused,
which would lead to spending a lot of time on one unit etc. and could
lead to us not finishing a course.
585. The classes
would be bigger, the lines in the canteen would be longer, there would
not be enough space and it would be harder to obtain the use of sports
586. The classes
would be to big and teacher wouldn't be able to help individual pupils
as much and the people could be very disruptive and annoying.
587. The classes
would be to big.
588. The classes
would be to full.
589. the classes
would be too big and we would not get taught properly by teachers.
also that the school would be too distracted with hundreds of new
people coming into the school.
590. The classes
would feel disrupted for the settling in period.
591. The classes
would probably have to have more pupils in them, which makes it harder
592. The current
school facilities would be unable to support extra pupils, therefore
everyone's education would be affected.
593. The different
pupils if they where disruptive and disturbed my education secondly
the amount of pupils there are in a class
594. the division
between the new and old pupils
595. The fact
that classes and the school would have too many pupils. The school
would have to adopt to the amount of pupils and possibly even make
changes to facilities to cater for the extra school attending their
own. However I don't mind anything else. I think it's a good idea.
596. The fact
that classes are likely to be much larger, therefore you would not
be able to have the same level of attention from the teachers.
597. The fact
that different people are at different stages in the course and may
start to get cocky or annoying.
598. the fact
that good rural and comprehensive schools are being closed just to
save money and not considering the quality and complexity of these
schools that make them great learning centres, something the government
could never ever understand.
599. The fact
that it would put a larger strain on our resources, and the fact that
many schools in the Enniskillen area are very small and wouldn't take
the strain on another 500+ pupils.
600. The fact
that the classes would be bigger and I'm comfortable with the sizes
of the classes. I work better in a small class.
601. The fact
that there would be a lot of new people that I don't know filling
up the school.
602. The fact
that there would be loads of randomers walking about my school.
603. The fact
that they have to go to a school they may not want to go to, and making
our school suffer with bigger classes etc
604. The fact
you would go from knowing everyone and feeling comfortable, to not
knowing half the people and feeling uneasy. And there would be more
student in a class meaning less chances for one to ones with teachers.
605. The government
clearly has not done its job and others have to pick up the pieces
606. The hallways
would be much to crowded as well as the classes. Because of this the
teachers may not have enough time for everyone and it would be unfair
to the pupils who were already attending that school. Also, I would
predict rivalry against the other school. People would probably become
bitter towards the other school. I don't think the school would be
able to function properly and teachers would become stressed.
607. The increase
in size of the school would affect the atmosphere and relationships
within the school.
608. The increasing
numbers of pupils within classes
609. The joining
of a school would result in disruption of the teaching system and
routines that pupils have got used to. It could mean that this distraction
would result in dropping of the grades and standards of my school.
610. The main
problems would have to include overcrowding of the school. This would
then equal in larger classes, difficulty using facilities equally
and overcrowding in general playground areas.
611. The new people,
classrooms would be more crowded and the line for lunch would be longer.
612. The new pupils
could come a disruption to the school.
613. The number
of pupils in a class would increase, which would effect peoples learning
(unless the number of new pupils was small, there may not be any difference).
614. The only
thing I would really mind would be classes sizes increasing as bigger
classes are often harder for teachers to control.
615. The other
pupils being disruptive or annoying.
616. The other
pupils who move to the school will be new and they would be very far
behind which would keep others back.
617. The over
crowding and the disruption.
618. The people
don't know the rules of our school, and their school maybe more lenient
than ours so may be disruptive.
619. The people
may slow down the progress of the school and may contaminate me
620. The possibility
that I would lose out, in terms of teaching time or facilities.
621. The pupils
being disruptive - rough
622. The pupils
could be disruptive/immature towards the teachers. The pupils may
not be at the same standard of ability as me for learning and could
hold me and other pupils back. The classes would be to big.
623. The pupils
from that school could be disruptive and hold back the pupils that
already go to the school. Which would be unfair.
624. The pupils
from the other school could possibly be disruptive & lack discipline.
Schools with falling pupil numbers tend to be schools that parents
choose not to send their children too.
625. The pupils
might be disruptive and may have difficult personalities. It would
also distract me from school work as I would have to meet a lot of
626. The pupils
who come from other schools say that were all stuck up and slag us
off, those who fully transferred for our 6th forum say they're "ashamed
I go to that school" over facebook. Its just rude, everyone welcomes
them and they throw it back in your face in my opinion they're the
stuck up ones.
627. The pupils
would not know much about the school and its policies, so it might
become very hectic.
628. The reason
for my opinion is that my schools current facilities i.e. classrooms,
computers and canteen facilities seem to be already stretched as it
is. Therefore I fink that if this did happen people would progress
less due to the "logistics" of the situation. Other than the issue
above I would welcome this opportunity.
629. The school
beside mine are known to be rough and disruptive and annoying. Also
my school is a grammar school and the others aren't this means different
subject taught etc. no offence.
630. The school
closest to mine is a high school and a of the pupils I feel wouldn't
respect our school, the building and its contents. They may bring
with them bad habits e.g. drugs, not that it doesn't exist but it
might make it worse, if it occurred. Not getting along with other
pupils as well.
631. The school
I am in has a very high reputation and everyone seems to get on well
together. If another school arrived this may cause groups to form
apposing each other and new pupils may not respect the current school
and its pupils.
632. The school
I attend would not have a enough space. The school I attend is a grammar
and the closest is not so the kind of school I attend would change
and its not fair for either schools pupils to have to change their
place of learning.
633. The school
I attended is cramped. Corridors are filled and the canteen so there
would not be enough room
634. The school
may become too crowded and splits would occur between the pupils.
635. The school
may feel overpopulated. School morale may change.
636. The school
might be a bit over crowded 637. The school might become too crowded.
638. The school
nearest to my school is completely protestant and they are rough and
shout down the bus etc. and I don't think I would do as well if they
where in my classes and I got to an all girls school and I wouldn't
want boys in my class.
639. The school
would be massive and the queue in the canteen would be huge.
640. The school
would be overcrowded and you would have to get to know a lot of new
641. The school
would be too packed. There would be too many people. Some people could
642. The school
would be very cramped and there may not be enough teachers. The other
school may have different rules/a different routine than ours and
the pupils may be disruptive if they come to our school as they don't
like our rules/routine. The pupils may be different religions and
it could cause fights.
643. The school
would be very different.
644. The school
would be very full. People might not get on. Classes would be to big.
645. The school
would become a lot more crowded with extra students and there would
be a lot of new students that I wouldn't know.
646. The school
would become over crowded and people getting in without getting high
grades like everyone else needed.
647. The School
would become over crowded. Classes would be too large and using facilities
i.e. computer suites would becoming challenging as there may not be
enough. Not being able to form close relations with teachers because
the class is too big and they have struggled to get to know everyone
(this may affect pupils work)- some may be sectarian and not think
of it the way I do, religion doesn't bother me but for some it does
and it could cause trouble.
648. The school
would become over-crowded and some pupils may not be able to do subject
choices due to too many people
649. The school
would become quite crowded and the classrooms are small enough as
650. The school
would become to crowded.
651. The school
would become very over crowded, there are already about 1000 pupils
in my school. Many of the new pupils maybe disruptive. Normal school
life would be disrupted until everyone settles in. there maybe tension
652. The school
would get too crowded. You might not get on well with new pupils.
653. The school
would have to stretch its funds and facilities for more pupils, might
be a school from different community which could cause tension.
654. The school
would have too many pupils. Not sure if smarter pupils would get the
same kind of education if there are loads of disruptive pupils in
a class who aren't at all interested in education.
655. The standard
of new pupils may reflect poorly on the schools reputation. May have
less opportunity's if there was not appropriate funding to support
656. The standard
of teaching would drop for all as the teachers time would be divided
further and the quality of teaching would drop dramatically and teachers
would loose jobs.
657. The sudden
increase/move of pupils maybe hard for the school to cope with. This
may put pressure on the teachers and school resources. A gradual movement
of pupils into my school would be easier to deal with.
658. The teacher
to student ratio has been changed this year in our school to save
money which has made learning more difficult more students would increase
659. The teachers
may change. It may be awkward with new pupils I don't know.
660. The teachers
would be disrupted by the new pupils coming into classes and having
to catch them up.
661. The thing
I would mind about this is that the arrival of theses new pupils may
effect the learning off other excising pupils as teachers would more
than likely focus there teaching towards the new students so they
662. The two other
schools near my own are a boys grammar or a mixed secondary school
I would not mind if it was the grammar but I do feel that a lot of
the secondary pupils my not be as driven as us and be annoying in
663. Their attitude
towards teachers and students. They might be rough.
664. Their attitudes
to my school. The school could become too crowded.
665. Them being
disruptive rough or annoying.
666. There would
be a lot more people. It might also be a bit uncomfortable as there
would be a divide between the new pupils and original pupils.
667. There could
be some pupils who don't care about their academic career which disrupt
the learning proses for the rest of the pupils
668. there is
always some people that wont like me for who i am
669. There is
not enough spaces for ordinary pupils it would be a disaster for our
school if other pupils will come over and join.
670. there may
be pupils from that school who may not res[p]ect their sch[o]ol in
the sam[e] way others do. they may also be a disruption to a class
671. There might
not be enough Facilities
672. There would
be a division between the two, also getting to know people who are
of a different religion could be difficult.
673. There would
be a larger number of pupils therefore this would create larger class
numbers which would put more pressure on resources. There also would
be less time and support from the teacher.
674. There would
be a lot more people in this school, so there would be less space
to move around. It would be harder to do extra circular activities
because of the number limitations and the classes would be larger
with more distractions.
675. There would
be a lot more pupils in every class, which would make it a lot more
difficult for our teachers to deal with everyone. This would then
effect the education I am currently receiving.
676. There would
be a lot of disruption in our school. There may not be enough room
for everyone. Both schools may not get along.
677. There would
be a lot of new faces and the school would be packed.
678. There would
be a lot of students and very little space.
679. There would
be even more people at my school.
680. There would
be far too many in the year group and the majority of the students
could be disruptive and immature to everyone else!
681. There would
be far too many people in the classrooms and activities. It would
change the way the school would run.
682. There would
be little room in the school and there may be pupils who cause trouble
joining which would not be good for school
683. There would
be more people in our classes. There could be people who you don't
know and don't talk too.
684. there would
be more people in school, and larger classes, which might affect the
685. There would
be more pupils in the school so that would mean that the resources
and teachers would have to be shared around more pupils.
686. There would
be more pupils so teachers would have less time for me
687. there would
be more students in each class making it even harder to learn from
as this can cause more disruption
688. There would
be no room in my school for the extra pupils. Classes would be too
big and teachers wouldnt be able to cope.
689. There would
be to many pupils and not enough resources/teachers.
690. There would
be to many pupils in one school, this means there would be bigger
691. There would
be too many people around the school, and our classes would be more
692. There would
be too many people in school and in classes.
693. There would
be too many pupils and not enough facilities and teachers because
our school is already very full.
694. There would
be too many pupils in my school
695. There would
not be enough space for all of the students.
696. There would
not be enough space required and pupils wouldn't all get the same
697. There would
probably be some division or tension. It may become crowded.
698. There wouldn't
be enough room. And I would only like it if it was an all girls school
or a mixed school.
699. There wouldn't
be sufficient space in the school.
700. there's a
good chance the introduction of so many new pupils could cause tension
or friction and it could become awkward or cause fights
701. There's already
enough people in the school never mind putting more in.
702. They are
different to your own school, the way things we are taught are different
and they can be disruptive and maybe wont get a hang of the rules
703. They could
be disruptive, rude & disrespectful which would hold the rest of us
back as the teacher would have to deal with them instead of teaching
704. They could
be too in your face and disruptive.
705. They may
be disruptive to our normal routine that we have in school i.e. joining
the class late. They may disrupt our learning if they are behind on
what we are currently doing.
706. They may
be very different people and won 't know how my school works and may
disrupt the school atmosphere.
707. They may
have had a completely different school life from us, causing problems
with teachers and other pupils, which could lead to bullying.
708. They may
not want to learn.
709. They might
act as if they own the school. Could gang up on people from our school.
They might do things differently to our school, which might changes
things a lot - perhaps for the best and/or worse.
710. They might
have been taught differently and think there best than us.
711. They might
have trouble settling in, and in doing so could disrupt our learning.
There could be a resentment towards pupils in our school from new
712. They might
not respect our school ethos or teachers. They would not understand
out school projects. They might be badly behaved, they would probably
be complaining the whole time. They would do damage to our school.
They would not mix with our groups of friends. classes sizes to big.
713. They might
not want to be in my school therefore not want to learn and may cause
714. They pupils
with bad behaviour could lower the reputation of my school.
715. They would
be coming from a different school with different learning techniques
716. They would
be snobs and would try and take over my school.
717. They would
disrupt classes and it would be harder for us to learn.
718. They Wouldn't
know Irish and we might be forced to do our learning through English
and then there wouldn't be much point in calling it a Irish school.
719. Things changing.
720. This has
actually happened to me and the pupils are very rough, loud and disruptive.
The majority don't want to learn and keep the people that do want
to learn back.
721. This has
happened to my school before, I do not mind as my school is integrated
and anyone is welcome.
722. This is a
already a proposal in my school and I feel that it will bring our
school standards down. The school we will mix with is a school which
I already attend for a class and in my opinion it is a "rough" school.
This would look bad for my current school as our uniform and grounds
are immaculate but the mixing would mean "chavs" would attend and
smoke outside school and give us a bad name.
723. This may
be happening to mu school. Already large school so less resources.
Having more lower ability pupils might affect teaching standards.
Don't want to lose any current teachers.
724. This would
mean more pupils and this could cause more disruption in classes and
teaching maybe worse as the teachers attention would have to be more
equally divided, which would be stressful for them.
725. To crowded
for one teacher, children with disabilities might not get the attention
726. To many new
students would disrupt classes.
727. To many people
in one building.
728. to many
people in the school
729. To many pupils
730. To many pupils
in one school is not good. Classes are to big. Teachers cant teach
probably, too many pupils.
731. To many
pupils may leave poor communication between pupils and teachers, incase
of extra help.
732. To many pupils,
school could become very cramped. Divide would occur between two schools.
733. To many pupils.
More cramped classes - less time with teachers. Would have to get
to know a lot of new people.
734. To over crowded.
Not enough staff.
735. Too close
to all the people in my year so new people might disrupt this. There
would be to many pupils as I like a smaller year group better.
736. Too few teachers
would mean that classes would have to be bigger.
737. too many
738. Too many
in one class
739. Too many
740. Too many
new people in school at once
741. Too many
742. Too many
people about the place. It is busy enough as it is.
743. Too many
people and too crowded in the classes.
744. Too many
people in the class
745. Too many
people in the school. More crowded corridors. Less one on one time
with teachers, as there would be many more people in each class.
746. Too many
pupils and a drain on resources.
747. Too many
students and facilities would be more limited. Less focus on individuals
as too many.
748. Trying to
intergrade with another school would take a long time. The schools
resources would effectively become halved.
749. Unknown people
with different personalities and ways of thinking whom you might not
get along with invading your school however after a day or so I would
probably get used to it.
750. Usually people
in other schools, think they are the best. So if they were to come
to my school, they would act very smart, and would try to show that
they are still better..
751. Very disruptive
to the school community, immediately disruptive. Bigger/more classes
disruptive to learning.
752. We already
have approx. 800-1000 pupils in our school and its very crowded, so
more would be uncontrollable and annoying to move around from class
753. We might
not get the same education as before.
754. We would
not get the same amount of attention from teachers. I go to a small
school and wouldn't like to have a big school.
755. When schools
in that situation come together, permanently there can be difficulties
due to the attitudes among students. There tends to be "cliques" and
these can become difficult when there are newcomers. Attitudes become
one which have a sense of entitlement and it can be very stressful
on both pupils and staff - added stress which those pupils at a critical
stage don't need.
756. Whether they're
nice or easy to get along with because if they were big headed I would
mind because I don't like when people think they are better than someone
757. Who the people
are and what they do
758. Won't have
no confidence to talk to people I don't know
759. Would change
our school atmosphere and day to day life in school.
760. Would depend
on their previous school.
761. Would not
want pupils who are disruptive or who do not know how to behave in
the school environment being able to attend my school. Also if they
cause other people to fall behind because the teachers are constantly
occupied with them this would be a problem for me.
762. Would put
strain on my school financially.
763. You don't
know what the pupils are like. Bullying may occur as them may be from
a different religion. They might not want to get on with everyone
and could cause fights. The school would then get a bad reputation.
764. You get used
to people in your school and having new people come in, in such a
bulk that it might put me out a bit
765. You would
have a lot more pupils, so the school would feel smaller and you would
have to get to know them all.
766. You would
normally be used to the people you are surrounded by and in class
with. It would mean bigger classes and more disturbances therefore
not learning to the best of your ability and not achieving what you
would like to.
767. You would
not know anyone at the new school.
768. You wouldn't
know any of them and I would be intimidating