Thankfully, the pupils I met at the fee-paying school
were far more receptive to this than some of their parents clearly are.
Defiant Ollie Pipe, manager of the fee-paying school
and nursery, explained that, following the publication of the Ofsted report, they have in fact received huge support from parents of those who attend the nursery.
Many judges, politicians, armed forces chiefs, journalists, TV executives and sports stars attended fee-paying schools
before going to study at Oxford and Cambridge, the report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission suggests.
There is nothing wrong with Middlesbrough providing a good fee-paying school
for those parents who wish to spend their money this way - this way Thomas, the money stays in Middlesbrough.
While successive governments have promised educational improvements, we still find many of the nation's judges, politicians, armed forces chiefs, public officials and even journalists attended fee-paying schools
before going to study at Oxford and Cambridge.
We are a fee-paying school
and this money has been taken directly off the children.
Councillor McTigue states "we need a fee-paying school
" in Middlesbrough - I couldn't disagree more.
A third of teachers (30.7%) say the number of pupils at their fee-paying school
have fallen this year compared to last year, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.
The Charities Commission recently ruled that a fee-paying school
in Dundee is a charity but a college in Glasgow's east end - which includes some of Britain's most deprived areas - is not.
The teenager entered the fee-paying school
, which is attended by Charlotte Church, through a side door near Cardiff Road, Llandaff, and crept into an empty classroom used for arts and craft.
The assaults are believed to stretch back between 15 and 30 years, while Sophie and her brother David were at the select fee-paying school
in Cranbrook, just a few miles from their Tunbridge Wells home.
William Bain, 62, preyed on pupils at a fee-paying school
in Dunbartonshire between 1989 and 1995.