Primary school education has changed dramatically in recent years and in The Class Next Door, parents experience what it's like for their 11 year old kids as they go back to school.
For one half term a class of parents will study the same curriculum as their children, who will be in the classroom next door. They will have the same regime, don the school's uniform, sit cross legged in assembly and do PE and recorder lessons as well as face the same discipline if they misbehave.
With greater pressure on primary school children to perform in SATs, the new education reforms and the rise of grammar school culture, there has never been more of a need for us to find out exactly what is expected of our children, and what sort of pressures they are under today.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Class Next Door - Living Next Door to Alice - Netflix
“Living Next Door to Alice” is a song co-written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Originally released by the Australian vocal harmony trio New World in 1972, the song charted at No. 35 on the Australian chart. The song later became a worldwide hit for British band Smokie.
The Class Next Door - Smokie versions - Netflix
In November 1976, the British band Smokie released their version of “Living Next Door to Alice”. The single peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart and, in March 1977, reached 25 in the United States. It was a number one hit in Austria, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. Smokie collaborated on a parody version in 1995 with comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown, which peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, selling almost half a million copies. Ex-Smokie vocalist Chris Norman included his solo cover of the song on his 2000 studio album Full Circle.
The Class Next Door - References - Netflix