Whoever came up with the idea of the brand new Thomas Deacon City Academy in Peterborough is mad in three different ways.
1)£46 million to build it. Someone's making a fortune out of that.
2)2200 pupils is far too big. We should be moving in the opposite direction; to smaller schools where the teachers can get to know every child. Kids just become anonymous in a place that size.
3) Building a school without a playground is the craziest thing of all. Boys especially need to burn off suplus energy at breaktime and lunchtime otherwise they cause mayhem in your lesson. The Head, Alan McMurdo has clearly lost the plot. He reckons:
"They won't need to let off steam because they won't be bored"
Hmmm... They will be the first kids in history then.