The BBC reports:
These "front-line" opinions from young teachers in tough schools include the view that big schools should be re-designed to give them the "characteristics of smallness"... But the trend has been for a reduction in the number of small secondary schools - falling by 43% since 1995 to 156... The report also calls for more collaboration between urban schools, suggesting that three or four schools could become partners and share teaching expertise.
The idea that learning is more effective in smaller school settings has been championed in the United States with the "small schools movement".