Toby Young, in his Guardian profile
claims that the WLFS will have a formal partnership with the LOS and that, although his "Eton of the State School" will be offering nothing technical – no computing, no design and technology, no domestic science - should any pupils "passionately want to do a subject like DT", they can go for "a period or two" at the Oratory.
Curiously, this is contradicted in the LOS letter
to parents dated 8th March 2011 in which the Headmaster acknowledges parents' opposition to this arrangement:-
"The proposed partnership with the West London Free School has caused some concern in the
feedback from parents. The initial idea behind the partnership was to assist a school that was
starting up and which needed support. We have been advised that the partner should be an
existing school rather than a new school and accordingly, we are now looking to identify another
school with which to go into formal partnership".
So is there a partnership or not? It does not appear as if the LOS will be welcoming pupils from WLFS to study technical subjects which WLFS will be excluding from it's curriculum.