‘Superschools’ that educate from the age of four straight through until the age of sixteen? The thought fills me with horror. The lack of geographical progression and no clear evidence of moving on somewhere new would have depressed me when I was that age. But, it’s happening in my home town and so, I expect, it is elsewhere in the UK as well.
Winchester city has also just announced the return of amateur boxing matches to the gothic pile of the Guildhall. This news combined with the row about changes to the Westgate school made for a gift of a joke.
As you might expect, there is a lot of bad feeling about the practical implications of the school decision some of which you can read in The Hampshire Chronicle.
There will be more cartoon stories next week.