I AGREED with Mr Powell’s excellent letter.

Stamford Park Junior School epitomises the educational revolution that was built on the back of a free thinking, proud, global power house and the centre of the industrial and technological revolutions.

The massive achievements of the many pupils; shop keepers to officers, doctors to nurses, barristers to journalists, engineers to teachers, professors to leaders of the British Council, irrespective of postcodes reflects the schools success in nurturing all and its need to be independent from the Labour led council’s desire to dumb down and control education, limit ambition and creativity and increase debt.

As a former pupil who has served on a LEA, I unreservedly support Mrs Downing every step of the way and the school should be listed; it has a great history and tradition and let us use it to inspire future generations which joining the trust will enable happen.

Peter Booth FRSA