Father sues private school after son fails

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"A man is suing a £28,000-per-year private school after his son failed all but one of his GCSEs.

Scott Craddock, 57, said his son left Abbotsholme School in Rocester with a single C grade in science, and would have been better served by a local state comprehensive.

Mr Craddock, who worked as a truck driver in the Middle East to afford his son David’s education, is now suing Abbotsholme for failing deliver his money’s worth, and points to an across-the-board drop in GCSE and A-Level results at the school as proof that it is not only his son that the school is failing.

‘I paid £28,000 a year for five years for David to go to Abbotsholme,’ he told the Uttoxeter Advertiser.

‘David was disheartened when he got his results. He said “you spent all that money on my education and I walk away with one GCSE”. I sent David to Abbotsholme but in my opinion the school is not value for money in any way, shape or form.’

Mr Craddock said the money he invested in his son’s education could have been spent on a house for him once he turns 18.

David, now 17, is studying arboriculture and horticulture at a college in Cheshire and has passed the second part of his diploma with merit. He is re-sitting his Science and Maths GCSEs."

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perhaps he should have been helping his son with his homework for the last 5 years then he would have realised how poorly he was performing and done something about it, instead he foisted the job onto someone else
 

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He may have a point if the overall scores of other students have dropped.

Perhaps the school has changed to become all about 'self esteem' and appearance than results.

Kinda like the American educational system.

But it will be a tough thing to prove.


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Presumably the father received interim reports on his son's progress which would have shown that he was struggling, yet the father chose to keep him there.
 
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