Further to the post below and especially for Alastair Campbell's benefit here is the Education Secretary Michael Gove offering enthusiastic praise to the "outstanding" Pimlico Academy for the "tremendous strides" made by the "strong" Head and "gifted" teachers. He made the comments during a recent visit.

I was a pupil at Pimlico – when it was just what some might have termed a "bog standard comprehensive." The music course was always pretty good though. I used to play the cello. I don't think anyone played the bagpipes I'm afraid.