Letwin's bete noire praised

9th January 2004 at 00:00
The south London school criticised by shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin has received a glowing inspection report.

Lilian Baylis school in Lambeth was described as "an effective school" which "does well by its pupils". Inspectors said pupils attained "better standards than ... expected given their starting point".

Last October Mr Letwin, an Old Etonian, was forced to apologise after saying he would rather go out on the streets and beg than send his children to the school.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today