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TV star Fiona Phillips launches scathing attack on her education at the opening of new Oasis Academy Lord's Hill
8:09am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
The star pulled no punches as she spoke about her time there in the 1970s, claiming the school had crushed her aspirations and turned her from a “promising pupil” into a “vile teenager” who horrified her parents by being arrested for shoplifting.
She told those at the Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill opening: “It was a school rampant with hormones and no discipline, no aspiration and no encouragement.
“I went in and said I wanted to be a doctor and they said have you thought about hairdressing.
“I can remember being in classes throwing furniture around. We locked a fashion teacher in a cupboard and threw one over a bush, and that was normal behaviour.
“I left with one O-level in English language, purely because I read a lot and all my education came from home.
“I’m proud to say I went to Millbrook School. I’m not proud of the education I received there.”
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