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I READ the article on the geographical limitations of specialist schools with some interest (TES October 13). I have had a specialist arts bid rejected on two occasions mainly, I suspect, because I am in an Excellence in Cities area without the privilege of being a nominatd school.

The Government has rightly focused on inclusion. Where then is the logic in allowing about 20 per cent of our schools to benefit from a higher level of funding?

R I Metcalfe

Headmaster, Fairfax School

Fairfax Road, Sutton Coldfield

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