My eldest son is due to start primary school in Hammersmith and Fulham this September.
Before applying to schools, I tried to rally other parents in my neighbourhood to join us and support our local schools – one is Addison Primary
. Alas many of them – as one local mum put it – 'chickened out' and headed off to the private sector or suddenly discovered religion over-night.
Now with the attempted arrival of Rivendale free school on our doorstep I feel dismayed. I just imagine what could be achieved if all this energy and money could be directed towards improving our existing schools.