03 December 2010

Is Toby Young now getting the Askham Family Centre?

Rumours reach us that H&F Tory Council wants to delay siting Toby Young’s free school in Palingswick House for a year. Their latest plan is apparently to give him the Askham Family Centre in Askham Road W12 instead.

The centre’s services include overnight respite for families with severely disabled children and assessments for families with serious behavioural problems. This would be sacrificed for an unwanted ideological free school experiment, half of whose pupils will come from outside the borough.

Toby Young wants the new school to teach Latin. To which we can only say, ne cede malis*.

* May you not give way to evil things (Virgil)

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