Heads and tales

SIR, — Having now passed the ever-sensitive time of year when parents and children are allocated their schools for the purposes of secondary education, it seems a good time to reflect on both the past and the future. Reports would have it that a certain h

SIR, - Having now passed the ever-sensitive time of year when parents and children are allocated their schools for the purposes of secondary education, it seems a good time to reflect on both the past and the future.

Reports would have it that a certain headmaster, being so concerned that certain parents were giving false residential addresses, took it upon himself to carry out private investigations into the matter.

This creates some interesting possibilities for the future. Maybe parents who are willing to endure a two-year, church-attendance routine in order to increase their children's chances of selection to certain schools should beware.

Such parents, when attending church, may find that there is a headmaster in the pew behind making sure that their prayers are being said correctly.


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Furthermore, who knows where this might lead. Parents may also need to ensure that when retiring at night they again say their prayers correctly as who knows - there may be a head under the bed.

JOHN PARKINSON,

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