Research Articles

Contemporary Issues in the Small Rural Secondary Schools of Wales



The current and past issues affecting education in the small, rural secondary school are reviewed, with particular reference to the nature and quality of the educational provision in these schools and to the services provided by the school for its customers – the pupils and the wider local community it may serve. Past discussions of the position of the small rural secondary school are reviewed and their relevance to the current position of these schools is considered. The current study looks at educational provision in small rural secondary schools in five Welsh local authority areas. It is examined by looking at the delivery of the curriculum, staffing, school buildings and their maintenance, community use and Local Education Authority financial and profesional support.The article reviews both past and current discussions of the role of such schools in an evolving education system and countryside.


How to Cite:

Jones S., (2004) “Contemporary Issues in the Small Rural Secondary Schools of Wales”, Wales Journal of Education 13(1).