” I’m the co-chair of the PTA at my kids’ school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London. “


” Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying. “


” There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures. “


” I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours. “


” There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know. “



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Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying.


There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.
I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours.
There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know.
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