Talk:Devonshire House Preparatory School
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|This page was nominated for deletion on 23 November 2009 (UTC). The result of the discussion was keep.|
|This article was proposed for deletion by EyeSerene on 2009-11-03 with the comment:
Nothing to indicate the notability of the institution or the reliability of the article's information; needs proof of non-trivial coverage in reliable, independent sources
It was contested by 18.104.22.168 on 2009-11-03 with the comment:
Topic notable, supported by independent sources like the 2007 ISI Report
In response to the above, after consolidating what's in there, the only independent reliable source present at the moment is the ISI report. The school's website is a primary source that can serve to verify claims about itself, whereas the Good Schools Guide allows for self-publishing and doesn't qualify as a reliable source. This article needs several indpendent sources mentioning the school in non-trivial ways, also note that the state of other articles cannot be taken as a precedent for this one.
Indeed, every article is weighed upon its own merits, against the core policies requiring that it be written in a neutral tone and that its contents be verifiable through multiple independent reliable sources and does not constitute original research.
Congratulations on a much-improved article compared to the earlier version sent to AfD. I think the article now comes across as largely neutral and factual. A couple of points to bear in mind as you develop it further:
- External links: because of the amount of attempted spamming Wikipedia attracts, we have a strict policy on external links. These should be limited to links directly relevant to the article content, and then only those that add content beyond what the article itself would contain were it to become a featured article. I've trimmed them down; however, it may be worth including a link to the full text of the Inspection report, and removing the school website (which is already linked in the infobox, but it's not a big issue). See our external links policy for more information.
- Referencing: citations should directly back up the article content. At present the mugsy.org reference links to a directory. Can this be linked directly to the relevant story?