Rough Draft

17th January 1997 at 00:00
Clare Dean (TES, January 10) anticipates an unpublished report by the Funding Agency for Schools on the provision of school places in London. She admits to reporting on a draft copy of the report, which was not obtained from the FAS, but states: "It is understood the FAS does not recommend how many schools should be built".

Whatever draft she has, it would not make any such recommendation, since the report only identified planning requirements in terms of pupil numbers - and certainly not in numbers of grammar schools, as Ms Dean imaginatively observes.

Even a "remote quango based in York" (keep it up Chris Waterman, the old ones are the best) would not make any such prediction. The report will be published in early February, when I and members of my London region planning team will be very happy to discuss its panoramic view of the metropolis.

SANDY ADAMSON

Director of Planning, Funding Agency for Schools, York

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now