Summerhill needs protection

28th April 2000 at 01:00
CONGRATULATIONS on Libby Purves' celebration of the victory of Summerhill over the control freaks of the Office for Standards in Education and the Government (TES, April 7). She described exactly my feeling of joy.

adical schools in the past have pioneered novel approaches,which later became common practice. Our increasingly centralised system needs such people more than ever.

P J Miles

26 Totnes Close, Bedford

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,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today