Could do better

28th March 1997 at 00:00
How can we tell if the schools at the top of the performance tables (TES, March 14) have done as well as they could? Until a national, reliable baseline assessment on entry into schools is in place, we shall never know.

DR JULIA MATTHEWS 50 Sydney Road Bexleyheath Kent.

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