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UK: Survey shows high parental satisfaction with first Maharishi Free School

Transcendental Meditation News - UK    Translate This Article
22 February 2012

A survey of parents has shown a very high level of satisfaction with Maharishi Free School in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, England. As Maharishi School, it had been successfully offering Consciousness-Based Education for 25 years; the school was among the first 24 Free Schools approved to open in the UK last September.

The survey, carried out in January at the start of the school's second term as a Free School, was proposed and implemented by the mother of one of the new children enrolled last September.

Parents were given a questionnaire, and the replies to nearly every question on this survey were 100% positive.

In answer to the question, 'Are you happy with Maharishi School so far?' 89% of parents said that they were 'very happy' and 11% said that they were 'happy':


Asked if the school met their expectations, 43% felt that the school exceeded their expectations while 57% said that it met their expectations.

Asked about their child's experience, 80% felt that their child's experience at Maharishi School was an improvement on that at previous schools; 100% said that they would recommend the school to others.

The results of this independent survey were quoted in applications for two new Maharishi Free Schools in the UK—one in the Richmond borough of London, and one in Rendlesham, Suffolk.

The applications were submitted at the end of February for schools that will open in September 2013, by teams led by Richard Scott and Dr Ian Birnbaum OBE (for London) and Barry Spivack, Felicity Kaplan and Carole Brason (for Rendlesham).

Global Good News will report more on the proposed new Maharishi Free Schools in the UK, including strong support that has been demonstrated among prospective parents.

Some of the content of this article was first published in Transcendental Meditation News (UK).

© Copyright 2012 Maharishi Foundation UK and Global Good News®

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