Escape to Alcatraz

14th January 2000 at 00:00
There is always something new under the sun when it comes to school closures - ahem, rationalisations. Midlothian officials who ventured out to take the temperature on the integration of two special schools within a secondary campus in Dalkeith know this all too well.

A ote of the public meeting presented to the council's education committee on Tuesday revealed concern that integration would expose special needs kids to drugs. "We need a secure area," one questioner said. "Are we talking about Alcatraz or a janitor walking about?"

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today