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Can I turn the West London Free School into Fame Academy?

20 July 2013

9:00 AM

20 July 2013

9:00 AM

‘Another opening, another show,’ sang five-year-old Charlie on his way to school this morning — and then proceeded to belt out the entire first verse of the famous Cole Porter song. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. All four of my children are deep into rehearsals of Kiss Me Kate, this year’s ‘summer production’ at their primary school, and they’re taking it very seriously.

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Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.

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