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UK: New Free School status enables more students to enjoy Consciousness-Based Education at 'outstanding' Maharishi School

Maharishi Free School - UK    Translate This Article
26 September 2011

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Please click on the following link to read more about 'Maharishi School, Lancashire, granted Free School status'.

The article features Maharishi School in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England, which was recently granted Free School status by the UK Department for Education, proudly joining other state-maintained schools in England.

Last year the Department for Education reported, 'Over the past ten years the gulf in achievement between the rich and the poor has widened and the attainment gap between fee-paying schools and state schools has doubled.' Maharishi Free School hopes to narrow that attainment gulf.

Although Maharishi School is completely non-selective academically, it has achieved the top category of 'Outstanding' in reports by Ofsted, the Government inspectorate of schools. In addition, the School's GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) examination results rank it not only amongst the highest in the county of Lancashire, but also in the top 2.5% of all schools nationally. These results have been consistent since the School opened 25 years ago.

According to Maharishi Free School Head Teacher Dr Derek Cassells, the School's exceptional results are due primarily to its implementation of Consciousness-Based Education, which uses the daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) to achieve balance in the pupil's physiology. The programme perfectly complements the traditional, broad, and balanced curriculum at the School which offers all of the subjects of the English Baccalaureate and more.

As Ofsted reported: 'The School's focus on individuals and its use of meditation and the quest for balance underpins all that it does. Students are calm, confident, self-assured, polite and considerate. They are eager to acquire knowledge and skills and enjoy learning.'

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