This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was keep. —Xezbeth 14:52, May 7, 2005 (UTC)
Non-notable secondary school. This page is simply a list if statistics and also appears to be a copyvio.Ganymead 06:32, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Then rewrite it. VfD is not Cleanup, added to which non-"notability" not established. Keep.--Gene_poole 07:03, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Merge salient facts with geographic article. It's just an average secondary school in Burton-on-Trent. Only of any relevence whatsoever to those who live in Burton-on-Trent. There should probably be a short list of the schools in Burton-on-Trent in that article, but they don't need huge articles as they are just normal, everyday schools (don't get confused by the visual arts thing, that sort of title is now pretty much normal in the UK, and still only significant in the local area). Average Earthman 08:13, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Merge per Earthman. Radiant_* 08:18, Apr 28, 2005 (UTC)
Keep and continue to expand. This school is interesting, not just to people of Burton-upon-Trent, but to people interested in history (going back to 1531) and education of ethnic minority children. If merged, it should be broken back out when sufficient "salient facts" are accumulated to make a separate page the best way to organize them. Kappa 11:00, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I agree about the breaking out part Kappa mentions. Radiant_* 12:02, Apr 28, 2005 (UTC)
keep please, the school is like 500 years old Yuckfoo 16:13, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Keep Jimbo, forgive them for they know not what they do. Klonimus 21:42, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
it's a rare event, but I'll vote to keep this notable school. Running since the 16th century does the trick. BigFatDave 21:58, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Keep. A school with nearly five hundred years of history and which appears to have contained a merger of government and non-government schools makes this notable for mine. Capitalistroadster 00:02, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Extreme keep obviously since this school has close to five hundred years of history worth documenting. —RaD Man (talk) 02:57, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Keep of course. It's a decent article, not that it would matter if it wasn't. Oliver Chettle 04:03, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Do you mean merge/redirect? I was under the impression that merge/delete was invalid. —RaD Man (talk) 14:10, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I think he means merge content and then delete this page ;)... which as I understand it is a valid option, the wrong one here... but it is an option. KeepALKIVAR™ 02:15, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
OK. For some reason I thought a merge vote also meant an obligatory redirect for page history purposes. Guess I was wrong. —RaD Man (talk) 05:08, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
The redirect can be deleted, but only if the histories are merged as well as the content. I understand that this is a hassle for the admins, so merge/delete is discouraged. Kappa 06:31, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Keep; secondary schools are notable, and this one has a history dating back to 1531.--BaronLarf 02:28, May 3, 2005 (UTC)
ALL schools are notable in their respective communities.
They're also a perfect way to interest and involve the next generation of Wikipedians.
Shouldn't we have article stubs for schools if only to hold a place to put famous alumni from that school?
Keeping some schools and deleting others sends a message of elitism to the students that degrades the value of the deleted schools.
I cannot comprehend the logic of anyone wanting to delete ANY school! --Unfocused 17:03, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
Five edits, four to VFD.
Keep, although I can understand why this school was initially nominated (copvio), it is no longer reasonable to delete this historical 16th century school. Tallyman 17:10, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
Keep. Articles about schools belong in Wikipedia -- what purpose is served by the deletion of an article concerning an institution that really affects people's lives? --Zantastik 19:08, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Keep. Over 100 years old. Noisy | Talk 10:12, May 5, 2005 (UTC)
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