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A very British school

Where one school leads, will the country follow?

By David Goodhart   May 2013

You have almost certainly never heard of the Waterhead Academy school, and the people who run it want to keep it that way for at least a couple of years. For there is something happening there that, if all goes well, could have quite important implications for parts of the British education system and even British society itself.

And, for now, all going well means staying out of the headlines. The almost 1,400-pupil Waterhead is…

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