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Caricatures and comprehensives

The importance of Highcrest Academy's plans is that a good secondary modern has used academy status to become comprehensive, and so breach its local authority's selective system ("Wealth matters when it comes to the 11-plus, says selective council", 20 April). Let's hope other secondary modern academies do the same and offer all parents more genuine choice over the type of secondary their children can attend.

Colin Richards, Spark Bridge, Cumbria.

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