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Not deprived

With reference to your article (TESS, March 8) about the increasing numbers of students going on to further and higher education in Barr-head High School, East Renfrewshire, I am a sixth-year pupil at this school and appear in the photograph accompanying the article.

Whereas I found the article to be extremely favourable, I was shocked that on your webpage our school was described as "deprived". have found this not the case but simply a reputation that has become a stereotype.

I have four older sisters who attended this school and I feel they have been anything but deprived: each of them went on to university. The school has undergone major improvements, but there have been and will always be good teaching standards.

Sharon Lapsley Barrhead High School East Renfrewshire

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