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Category:Comprehensive schools in the City of Westminster[edit]

Care to explain what is wrong with this category? Because it seems perfectly acceptable to put a comprehensive school in the City of Westminster into it! Given that's clearly what it's for. Or does "Comprehensive schools in the City of Westminster" have a mystical, hidden meaning not reflected in the rather clear English? -- Necrothesp (talk) 22:48, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

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Cut and paste moves[edit]

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Categories[edit]

Hi Bleaney, I've tagged this, this, this, this and this category under WP:C1 as all primary schools in those cats have been redirected so thus cats are now empty,
Just thought I should let you know seeing as Twinkle didnt! Face-grin.svg,
Thanks and Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 16:44, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Weekend schools[edit]

There is one thing different about the one I mentioned. There are some Japanese weekend schools officially identified/certified as such by the Japanese government for use by their nationals. They serve a role for Japanese nationals since it is not feasible for most of them to go to full-time Japanese schools. While there are other weekend schools I'm not sure if the others get recognition by foreign governments. The Japanese weekend schools I wrote about specifically exist to teach Japanese government curriculum, including the Japanese language, so that when the Japanese kids go back to Japan they are up to speed with their academics.

There are two weekend schools in the UK, the ones in London and Derby, that actually receive teachers sent by the Japanese government. At one time that used to be the case with the one in the North East of England (The first listing in this 2003 list is of schools getting teachers from the Japanese government, and the second is a list of schools that don't get government teachers). WhisperToMe (talk) 18:09, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

I wonder if a way to solve this is using a "narrowed down" section name to make it clear it's more "limited". Maybe "weekend international education programmes" or "foreign government-sanctioned weekend educational programmes"? I don't know of any country other than Japan that certifies such an extensive network of weekend schools. With other countries (Germany, US, UK, France, etc.) they simply open Kindergarten through high school international schools and that's that. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:53, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
It's fine to include them in the location articles :) WhisperToMe (talk) 01:35, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Russian Embassy School[edit]

That's interesting! I'll see if "Russian Embassy School" works as the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea lists it like that. If that doesn't work I'll see if it is under some other name?? WhisperToMe (talk) 18:03, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

I wonder if it also has to do with the way the Russian embassy schools are set up... I'm not sure if they admit anybody who isn't a child of a Russian diplomat. If the address of the London school matches that of the Russian Embassy it might make sense. WhisperToMe (talk) 18:13, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
If it's okay I can wait and have a Russian Wikipedian investigate the issue and see if the London school does admit non-diplomat families. I found the school in Canberra, Australia does admit non-diplomat kids. WhisperToMe (talk) 18:19, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
User:Sealle states that this rule http://ukruschool.ru/uploaded/files/docum/PL_school_2014.pdf states that they only enroll kids from diplomat families. Let me search for the relevant Russian text. WhisperToMe (talk) 01:57, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I wonder if a way of dealing with this is to change the international school template to "International and other overseas schools"? In addition if there are only a few international schools in the UK outside of London I can change the template so it reflects all international schools in the UK. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:16, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

An update! "Правила зачисления в школу" says "Обучение в школе при Посольстве иных лиц осуществляется только по решению Посла, согласованному с МИД России." - According to Google Translate it means a non-diplomatic family may enroll, but it is up to the decision of the Russian Ambassador. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:20, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Please also see: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Education#Do these count as international schools? WhisperToMe (talk) 12:04, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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International schools in India[edit]

Hi! I have a few comments about this edit.

1. Several of the schools I added do have articles already. Also... 2. Unless there's a disclaimer stating that only schools which already have articles should be listed, people will have a misleading picture of the number of schools. They may not realize that certain articles don't exist yet and so they won't know the schools in fact exist. WhisperToMe (talk) 13:42, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

There's plenty of notable subjects that haven't had their articles started, because nobody has had the chance to do so.
Now, I did find the Russian schools in Mumbai and Chennai are only primary schools. Sometimes I leave redlinks anyway on the chance that somebody uncovers something that proves WP:GNG with the school anyway. The Russian Embassy Schools are operated by the Russian government and there may be material in Russian about them. Even if there was nothing to show individual notability the school names could redirect to the Russian Foreign Ministry or something like that.
I could comment in a URL showing that the institution covers high school.
WhisperToMe (talk) 22:46, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
User:Rhododendrites told me that the page has historically operated on a blue link-only basis. I think adding an internal comment saying something like "Make sure the school is notable according to WP:GNG and/or school outcomes and has its article created before you list it!" may help WhisperToMe (talk) 04:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)