How right is Mr Best, of Kingswood school, in saying that parents should take other factors into account when choosing a school.
Certainly, when I was choosing a school for my own children, annual fees of pound;10,000 and the fact that they would only mix with a highly-unrepresentative cross-section of rich kids weighed heavily in my final decision.
Other factors included the inability of our benefits system to recognise that my own children needed to attend such a school, and my fear that they would be alienated from their local community.
Three cheers for such a principled stand - and to The TES for giving it such prominence.
Pat Smith Flat 94 Mullgate House St Georges Square, Portsmouth