Conservative Schools Policy

Michael Gove is suggesting that anybody will be able to apply to run a school and the pupils who go there will bring with them the same sum of money which they would attract in a state school.

The subsequent discussion on Radio 4 Talking Politics mentioned once again the link between sink estates and poor schools which everybody in the area wants to remove their children from. Starting new schools in a sink estate would unfortunately just move the problems from the existing school to the new one. Schools are part and parcel of the community they serve. Improving sink estates will tend to improve the schools.