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MORE THAN four
out of five people would recommend Stranraer Academy as a
school, a survey has revealed.
And the figures
have prompted the head one of the biggest organisations in
the town to describe them as 'tremendous'.
Between 86 and
87 per cent the public who responded to the millennium survey
backed the school. Alan Gordon, Stena Line Route Director,
who turned the raw data into tables, spoke of the high level
as tremendous, adding "I think it is a positive message".
Plans to survey
both parents and the local community followed an HM Inspectors'
report early last year.
From it sprang
an action plan and a feedback group was recruited to plan
the survey. Results of the first two of the six surveys to
be undertaken were revealed to the Academy's senior management
team on Thursday.
Fewer than one
in 10 parents thought the overall impression of the Academy
was poor and more than 80 per cent of the public at large
thought the school was either very good, good or average with
14 per cent recording a 'poor' impression and three per cent
A large majority
of both parents and the public also gave facilities and school
buildings a vote of confidence.