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Are they by any chance related?

Your front-page report of February 3 claims that many grant-maintained schools have reserves which will cushion them from the effects of the budget cut-backs. Would it be too suspicious of me to see a link between these cuts and the Government's desperate desire for more schools to opt out of local authority control?

MALCOLM SMITH

Oak Cottage East

Path Hill

Goring Heath

Reading, Berkshire

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