It never fails to amuse me (somewhat ironically!) at the inventiveness of those faceless beings who seem to make decisions, supposedly on our behalf.

We are now told that a "consultation period" is being given with regards to yet another giant money-wasting effort - Bishops Park School.

Is this just technical jargon for "until we can find a suitable excuse that will satisfy everyone"?

It was hailed as the answer to almost all of our educational needs at the time, a kind of academic necessity.

Now it is in prospect of closure, apparently not needed!

All this while the Leas - one of the very best schools of its type in the area - was closed, apparently to save money.

Until some common sense is put back into the equation, two and two will indeed equal five!

Allen Warrender, Gables End, Holland.

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