Free schools outstanding before their time

23rd November 2012 at 00:00

In her article about free schools ("When too much is not enough", Comment, 16 November), Rachel Wolf twice refers to free schools which are not yet open as being "outstanding". Is this the result of the ultimate in no-notice inspections or wishful thinking on her part? The debate about schools of whatever type is not helped by unfounded claims for their effectiveness. As a governor of a real school, with real students and real teachers that has been judged outstanding, I suggest she waits for evidence before making such claims again.

Michael Sanderson, Barnsley.

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