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UK could get first school staffed entirely by ex-military

The first UK school with a teaching staff who have all served in the armed forces is actively recruiting prospective pupils with a view to opening in 2013.

Captain AK Burki is handing out leaflets in a busy Oldham shopping centre for the school he hopes one day to run as head teacher.

"All the teaching staff will be composed of ex-servicemen and women," he tells passing shoppers.

"They will be able to bring a breadth of experience that only those in the armed forces can," he explains to a mother, who is concerned about her daughter's education.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 26 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK