The village near me has not got a very good reputation for behaviour or providing the best set of pupils going through the lower school, now in fact a junior school.  Ever since the early 1960s, there has been a strong criminal element to the community – caused by the provision of specially built council houses for prisoners after their release.  One or two of the original tenants were very serious criminals and the rest of their clan seemed to spend the next 40 years basking in this dubious glory.  However, one or two of the latter generation have seen the light and showed much greater brightness and ability to learn and improve their lot.  Several of the grandchildren have since been offered online learning resources to top up their achievements after somewhat patchy attendance.  Once they realised they could do the work – and enjoyed it, there was no stopping them.