Sir – Your paper claims that the proposed City Free School offers a ‘radical new approach’ (September 8) with childcare before and after school, and in school holidays.

But this is not new; it is already offered in our local primary and many across the city.

What is sad is that, if successful, this free school’s generous budget will be taken from our city’s primaries, who would love to have funding for 24 in a class, and who work so hard to provide thoughtful education which is also parent friendly.

Dominic Vickers, Headington