Mum to the rescue

A struggling private school has been bought by a single mother who was so pleased with the education her dyslexic son received that she decided to save it. Annabel Goodman could not bear to see the New Elizabethan school, in Worcestershire, shut down, so she set up a company to manage the school and pay its pound;120,000 annual costs. The 35-year-old barrister had sent her 13-year-old son Jacob to nine schools previously, including three other independent schools.

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