Children could be forced into “double-bunked” mega schools under Education Act changes.
One of the country’s biggest schools is already considering its options after changes that allow boards to set new start times – meaning they could offer morning and afternoon programmes from the same school, effectively doubling student numbers.
No prizes for guessing which government department dreamed up this idea. ‘If we have one group of students learning from 5 AM until 1 PM, and a second group learning from 2 PM until 8 PM, we double the education system’s asset utility ratio! Who could object to that?’